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Archive: grief

Indigenous Pastor

November 25, 2010

Virginia’s annual automobile safety inspection is something that every car owner both loves and hates.  We love it 11 months […] [continue…]

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Life, Moving On

May 18, 2009

“Hospital for Sick Children” is not only the most obvious and completely genius name for an institution, ever, but also […] [continue…]

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vortex

April 6, 2009

it’s a bright placewith long and artful hallwayswhere I bring my girlsto see their gentle doctor I come here regularlymoving […] [continue…]

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Ashen

February 26, 2009

at high noonon a clear day that felt like springthe family walked into an old churchwith light flooding through tall […] [continue…]

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Longing, Observed

February 16, 2009

I thought I could be oblivious, but that was naive. I thought that I’d hit ‘reset’ when this newest child […] [continue…]

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Dwelling on Death

August 6, 2008

Death is that inevitable, universal, unavoidable experience that lies at the end of every venture, every life, every relationship. Saying […] [continue…]

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Breathless

July 20, 2008

Yesterday’s run was a bit anticlimactic. I shed some cathartic tears before the start, then ran hard through the first […] [continue…]

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Penance

July 18, 2008

I like new stuff plenty, and harbor secret joy when some things break, because I can replace them with their […] [continue…]

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12:56

June 1, 2008

Large glowing numbers on the shelf say that it’s 12:56, but I can’t sleep. The obvious reason is the window […] [continue…]

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Grief, Ongoing

March 26, 2008

I’ve been talking to The Wife lately, gleaning highlights from a journal article she read about grief. The gem she […] [continue…]

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