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Burying the Ghosts of Trauma

As I have worked my way through the worst of my trauma – the debilitating, breath-stopping, function-sucking part – I have tried to buried my father’s ghost hundreds of times, with varying degrees of success. In retrospect, it amazes me … Continue reading

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9/11…The Five Stages of Grief

September 11, 2001 September 11th 9/11 Synonymous with grief, pain the end of an age of innocence invincibility invulnerability. Terrorism evoking terror as it was intended to do. Ten years later, we still grieve. Still, we grieve. Thus it was … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Birthdays Past

My mother just had a birthday. 87. She turned 87. I am grateful; I am thrilled to be celebrating dancing singing rejoicing with her. My family descended, en masse. Hovering, wondering: How much longer? Will this be the last one? … Continue reading

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