“At 5’5″ inches tall Rube was not an imposing figure, but his voice was twice his height. Strong. Deep. Memorable.”
Tor Constantino shares insights learned about grief while coping with the loss of his parents.
While it’s true that no words are adequate for someone who has lost the love of his life, here are some phrases you want to avoid.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
It’s not entirely clear who haunts Philip Clark’s coming-of-age poem more—the dead or the living.
Steve Jaeger remembers the day that John F. Kennedy died. Where were you?
When Edward Severy’s father died, there were dozens of people at the funeral he had never met. They all acted like his father had never made a mistake. “Maybe I just knew a different man”, thought Edward.
The Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell’s reverie on seeing and not-seeing.
Tom Brechlin on taking things for granted, his father, and coming to terms with his biggest regret.
The Patriot Guard Riders rallied at the funeral of a child to protect his family from the protests of the Westboro Baptist Church.
“Quinn has booked a flight to Connemara, County Galway. But first, this funeral. This director. What is her name?” By Joey DeFrancesco
“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.