Coping with Christmas

Remember the mournful cry of the old song , “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth?”   If I were to ask you all you want for Christmas this year, I think I know what it would be. All I wanted for Christmas 1983 was my wife back, for life to be […]

Gifts for a Grieving Christmas

In this season of giving, I have three gifts to offer for a grieving Christmas. My first Gift is for YOU: Maybe you are facing this Christmas season with dread: Recognize that this Christmas is different. Plan Ahead. Decide what YOU want to do. Act rather than react. Re-examine your priorities Avoid “shoulds” and “oughts” […]

Penny’s Passion

My dear friend Penny Hubbard posted this passionate message about mental illness. Courageous words of truth. I promised her I would share it with all our friends, so here goes. Thank you Penny.  I decided to post this message in support of all those who continue to battle with their mental illness. Maybe if people’s […]

The Person in the Arena

Is it just me, or does there seem to be a prevailing judgmental attitude in the media that is almost waiting for someone to point the finger at or to criticize. Am I alone in feeling that in quarters of the media, the failings and flaws of others are reported with an certain air of  […]

SUDDENLY, IT IS WINTER

My birthday last week got me thinking, especially as we saw our first snowfall of November. I am moving into winter, not just seasonally, but in my LIFE. Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, and embarking on my […]

SUDDENLY, IT IS WINTER

My birthday last week got me thinking, especially as we saw our first snowfall of November. I am moving into winter, not just seasonally, but in my LIFE. Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, and embarking on my […]

I Will Have No Regrets

In the song, “I did it my way”, Frank Sinatra makes the bold statement, “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but there again, too few to mention.” Most of us would like to say the same as we think of our life, but if we are honest, many would probably admit that we have more regrets […]

A Portrait of an Ordinary Hero

 Last week, I accompanied my good friend Orville to a Remembrance day ceremony at a local school. he spoke eloquently at an assembly and later sat down with a class of 9 year old children who were enthralled with his stories and asked him lots of questions. This 95 year old gentleman had these young kids in […]

I’m Blogging … And Didn’t Even Know It!

Someone asked me about doing a BLOG. As you know I have been posting articles and news recently as I stumble along the path of social media in order to more effectively communicate with grieving people. The best way to describe how I feel about this transition is to say … “I am moving through […]

A World Without Social Media???

When I was a kid, one of the first baby boomers (which gives you a clue to my advancing age) cash registers and adding machines had hand cranks and when the power went out, even the garage could dispense gasoline (petrol as we called it!) using a hand pump … at least, for those lucky […]