Tag Archives: grief

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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Suicide Heaven Scenarios

Mr. Devlin was 42. He left a short note in his car, telling his wife, Kristina Devlin, 41, to go on and live her life. He said he would watch over their daughter, Ludivine, 4, and their son, Cole, 3, … Continue reading

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The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers Back Bay Books, 2013 “I’d been trained to think war was the great unifier, that it brought people closer together than any other activity. Bullshit. War is the great maker of solipsists . . .” Reading that on … 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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