Tag Archives: Grief recovery

Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 On December 26, 2004, Deraniyagala lost her two sons, husband, and both parents to the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka, claiming close to 275,000 people. It is an unfathomable loss that a person endures … Continue reading

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Good-bye Trayvon Martin and Hoodie Photo

It’s time to change my photo signature. The Trayvon Martin trial is over and George Zimmerman was found innocent. When public anger was most vehement shortly after the death and before Zimmerman was charged, I had the photo taken as … Continue reading

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Blossoms Of The Lower Branches, Chapter 1

The first chapter of my book is reprinted here because this time of year always returns me to the time of my brother’s death. Did the universe know the collected notes, pens, paper, and calendar of writing deadlines would be … Continue reading

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Dear Abby: My Stepfather Died Recently

This Dear Abby letter and response ran in newspapers March 9 Dear Abby: My stepfather died recently. I found out when I saw his obituary in the newspaper. It described him as a “loving husband and father,” and while I know … Continue reading

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