Category Archives: Death

Wolf Going, Gone!

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Tears over Gravlax

Recently, while reading the engrossing memoir of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, the memory of my first visit in December 2001 at his Swedish restaurant Aquavit in New York City came rushing back.  My father, Tatay as we called him, passed away early … Continue reading

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The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, Death, Family, God, Letting Go, relationships, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, Weekly Writing Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

When There Is No Family

I was inspired to write this post this morning when I heard Michael Krasny’s interview of the Reverend Glenda Hope on Forum.  She is retiring to “dance with God” after 40 years of ministering to the poor and the troubled … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Death, Funeral, Funeral Services, Laid To Rest, Lonely Funeral, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Golf Obsession

We chanced upon this tombstone of someone named Chang.  Whoever this was, he/she was probably happiest on the greens, perfecting the golf swing with the right stance.  They say, “You can’t take it with you.”  Well, it looks like Chang … Continue reading

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Farewell, Mr. Mandela

Farewell, great man!  We have always admired your steadfast insistence on never sullying your hands as your oppressors have on you and all the others who were oppressed in South Africa. I will never forget listening intently in one of … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Daily Prompt, Death, Democracy, Equality, forgiveness, Human Rights, Nelson Mandela, South Africa | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Die Running

She was a retired Physical Education teacher from San Jose, California.  She had been a runner for over a quarter of a century.  She’s one of a growing number of marathon runners who started running marathons after their 50th birthdays. … Continue reading

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We Will Miss You, Scott

Two weekends ago, we made our way to our old stomping ground in Toronto to be with some dear friends.  We wanted to bid a friend farewell.  More importantly, we wanted to spend time to revel in his life, his … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Friend, Friendship, Funeral, G. Scott Graham, Goodbye, Loss of a Friend, Toronto, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What Not To Say

I noticed the past 3 years or so, I’ve had friends and family who have taken ill with a serious health problem or some, have passed away after a protracted illness.  Ever since I was young, I’ve always wondered about … Continue reading

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Chronic Illness, Death, Empathy, God, Health, Illness, Mindfulness, Women's Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Elderly Care, Family, Funeral, Funeral Services, Goodbye, Letting Go | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments