Tag Archive: death

May 07

Passing Pets and Precocious Personalities

Today we said goodbye to a furry member of the family. A little over a month ago, our cat Dusty started losing his appetite and, consequently, weight. Long story short, skipping over expensive vet visits and whatnot, he never regained his appetite, lost almost half his body weight, and became very weak. On Wednesday night, while … Continue reading »

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Nov 03

Fearing Death on All Souls Day

I was already feeling pretty emotional at the All Souls Day mass. Our parish mourned the deaths of parishioners in the past year by reading their names and having loved ones come up to the front of the altar to light prayer candles. Watching anguished faces approach the candles was hard. Recalling lost loved ones … Continue reading »

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Jul 23

Post-Vacation Blues

A few days ago my family got home from a week-long vacation in the Poconos. My parents have a time-share villa there that belong to my grandparents for over 30 years. I went there many times as a kid, so it’s associated with a lot of good memories. Between those memories, new ones made with my … Continue reading »

Jul 07

A Good Question

This piece really made me think. Thanks to Josh Claybourn by way of the evangelical outpost. Ghosts in the Machines What Happens to Your Online Self When You Die? By Ryan Boddy More than a year after his death, Aaron Huth continues to haunt those who knew him. His profile on the behemoth six-degrees-of-separation Web …

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