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The Whys Wisdom of Grief

Early last week, I rose early to prepare for what felt like an important date with grief. My cousin, who left behind a young family and was only five days into his thirtieth year, was being laid to rest. I … Read More

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Good Grief (It’s the holidays)

I have a love/slightly contentious relationship with Christmas. I love the spirit of giving pieces of my heart to my most loved. I love going to church (any one will do) to soak in words of hope, to hear “Be … Read More

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Relationships with Ghosts

As you read this (through the magic of technology) I am nearing the end of an epic hiking journey. I am hiking, for the second time in 10 years, the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. (If you would like … Read More

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Notes on a Book

I am writing a book. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but you don’t get to just declare that you’re writing a book without a whole lot of, well, writing (much like you can’t “declare” bankruptcy by yelling it out). … Read More

Dying Wishes

I recently said goodbye to my beloved Basset Hound, Baxter. It’s been almost a month without him, and while that is a blog post on its own, I want to share some things I noticed in the letting-him-go-ness of it … Read More