Secondary Loss

  “Anger surfaces once you are feeling safe enough to know you will probably survive whatever comes. At first, the fact you lived through the loss is probably surprising to you. Then more feelings hit, and anger is usually at the front of the line as...

The Cloud of Witnesses

I wanted to share a painting I recently made. I’m calling it “The Cloud of Witnesses” because it looks to me like so many souls who have gone before and are gathering to cheer us, the living, on. For anyone who has lost someone special, I hope you...

An Answer for Thought

I was talking to a nurse friend today….really just using her as a sounding board for some of the mysteries surrounding Vernon’s medical journey. Its been so easy lately for to look back and wonder where things went wrong. What if he’d been placed on...

Still Giving

Hi everyone! My apologies for the mixup in blog posts this morning. I had been going through some old ones that I’d earlier marked as “private” or perhaps they were just meant to be ‘drafts’, and I accidentally published them again for...

Coming Up on Fall

“Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help.” Bodhidharma Facebook has this “Memories” function where posts made on this day in previous years are brought up to the surface. This reminder came up yesterday:...

Northern Norway

“Only those who wander find new paths” —Norwegian Proverb I’ve been back from Norway for almost a week, and I am happy to say jet lag has not been a problem. It is, however, taking me awhile to get back to my pre-trip busy self…which is...