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Mistakes and Regrets

mistakes and regrets

So Much

A poem about my aching, but unfilled, desire to explain my depression to my children and beg forgiveness for how it makes me behave Continue reading »

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Forgiveness

Recently, my oldest child did something that shocked and moved me. I had walked into the living room and found something out of place that my kids had no permission to touch. Alex (nearly 7) was standing there when I discovered the misdeed. I got disproportionately angry, probably because of a lot of recent failures … Continue reading »

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I Have No Tears And I Must Cry

The title of this post is adapted from a Harlan Ellison short story called “I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream”. It’s a minimally edited amalgamation of thoughts I wrote in streams of consciousness at 4AM on June 27 and 3:30 AM on July 2 (with a few minor additions). This is a very personal post, because … Continue reading »

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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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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 »

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