How the Light Gets In
“Start again,” I heard them say, “Don’t dwell on what has passed away or what is yet to be.” — Leonard Cohen
I am Vampire
Isn’t the vampire the perfect metaphor for our bloated American culture with its reality TV, true crime best sellers, celebrity tabloids and gossip magazines, thinly-disguised Facebook voyeurism, and constant inane tweets where meaning must be communicated in 140 characters or less?
I have a particular fondness for the work of Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross because of her model of grief, and find that regardless of how great or small the loss I’m experiencing, her model serves me well by reminding me that my reactions are normal and to be expected. By now, most of us know the…
cheat (v.): 1. to defraud; swindle. 2. to deceive; influence by fraud. 3. to elude; deprive of something expected. Some years ago, my husband’s grandfather died, leaving his heirs land and other property worth millions of dollars. Before his death, my husband and his granddad had walked this land that had been in the family since the…
Tribulation is Treasure
Like many others who have lost children, I changed most in my thinking about what matters.