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Failure to Communicate

Failure to Communicate

The miscommunication of grief is kind of like this hug between my nephew and my daughter. Good, heartfelt intentions, but an uncomfortable and pain...
Stop asking, “how are you?”

Stop asking, “how are you?”

I hate it when someone asks me, “how are you?” Actually, I don’t really mind the question when someone I don’t know asks. I recognize it for what i...
How to Facebook when someone is hurting

How to Facebook when someone is hurting

In 2011 I had my first experience with death. Well - death on Facebook. A former classmate of mine had died in the early morning hours in a motorcy...
Why is it so hard to know what to say (also - what should I say?)

Why is it so hard to know what to say (also - what should I say?)

My dad was very sick in the summer of 2003 - he was waiting for a kidney and pancreas transplant and was not healthy enough for the surgery. He had...