Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Silver Linings Day of the Dead Playbook

I was typing up thank you notes this morning, and had a picture of Chris on my desktop.  I went to refill my coffee, and I overhead Liam talking to his friend Charlie about the photograph. “That’s my Uncle Chris. … Continue reading

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The New Doom

I woke up today, and didn’t feel like writing.  I have been looking forward to the day when I would not feel compelled to exorcise my demons through writing, but that’s not what was going on.  Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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For Jeff

Not long after Chris’s passing, Ben and I received a really funny poignant message from one of our old friends, Dave.  Dave is one of those guys that exudes the perfect mix of heartfelt emotion without being cheesy.  He let … Continue reading

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Opening the Sliding Doors

The what ifs. I have been plagued with guilt and questions.  What if I had talked to Chris more?  What if I encouraged him to live a healthier life, or to cut back on his drinking? What if I did … Continue reading

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For Casey

I HAVE an unbelievable family.  Not had, HAVE.  Believe it or not, I am going to write about something other than grief.  I am going to write about my amazing family, and in this particular blog, my brother Casey. A … Continue reading

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Put Your Game Face On

“Are you alright?” Shit.  I thought I had done a good job presenting myself as ok.  I showered.  I did my hair. I put makeup on.  I filled in my eyebrows, dammit!  If I put eyebrows on, that means it’s … Continue reading

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There Once Was a Catalyst

I think it was New Year’s Eve, maybe even the infamous Y2K.  It’s hard to say for sure, possibly because I am getting older and my memory is starting to fail. Also because that time of my life was a … Continue reading

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