death Archive

  • One of my first official acts as a newly minted 40-year-old was to help my mother pronounce my stepfather dead after a prolonged and terrible brain illness. It was dawn […]

    Tract for the Day of the Dead

    One of my first official acts as a newly minted 40-year-old was to help my mother pronounce my stepfather dead after a prolonged and terrible brain illness. It was dawn […]

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  • At the beginning of the year, I made the aspiration to read fewer Buddhist and self-help books. I bought and started Just Kids by Patti Smith, but I didn’t get […]

    Hope & death & Patti Smith

    At the beginning of the year, I made the aspiration to read fewer Buddhist and self-help books. I bought and started Just Kids by Patti Smith, but I didn’t get […]

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  • The news was bad for dogs last week. Apparently, dragons hate them, so the new Chinese year is predicted to be a rough one for people like myself, born in […]

    I am dead people

    The news was bad for dogs last week. Apparently, dragons hate them, so the new Chinese year is predicted to be a rough one for people like myself, born in […]

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  • I was all set to do laundry on New Year’s Day. The baskets were loaded, the darks picked clean of stray white socks. Then I happened upon the superstition that […]

    Washing away

    I was all set to do laundry on New Year’s Day. The baskets were loaded, the darks picked clean of stray white socks. Then I happened upon the superstition that […]

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  • I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

    Andyman

    I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

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  • My son and I went to the grocery store today. It had been days. As we finished up in the self-checkout lane, an older woman behind us didn’t wait for […]

    Applesauce

    My son and I went to the grocery store today. It had been days. As we finished up in the self-checkout lane, an older woman behind us didn’t wait for […]

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  • As we drove home from school today, Declan told me that he knew nanodiamonds could keep our dog Arrow from dying. Now, Arrow is barely six years old and pretty […]

    Passings

    As we drove home from school today, Declan told me that he knew nanodiamonds could keep our dog Arrow from dying. Now, Arrow is barely six years old and pretty […]

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  • “Why are these big rocks covering them?” he asked me, as though someone had put the gravestone there to hold my grandparents under the earth. “They help you and I […]

    It’s my 500th post! Let’s talk about death…

    “Why are these big rocks covering them?” he asked me, as though someone had put the gravestone there to hold my grandparents under the earth. “They help you and I […]

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