Hospice: Dying to Get In

Yes---that's me in the above picture. Don't fret. I'm not quite dead yet. Any beliefs you may have had about me being a woman of class or decorum are likely dead, however, after seeing me mimic a corpse in a hospice bed. What can I say? Gallows humor has its appeal. Anyway..   The original … Continue reading Hospice: Dying to Get In

It is Easy Being Green

  I buried Jamey. Actually, a few people did. I mean, obviously I'm not suggesting that I just did it recently; he's clearly been taking his eternal dirt nap for a while now. What I mean is, I dug a shovel into a mound of earth, then sprinkled the earth on his shrouded body. And … Continue reading It is Easy Being Green

The Final Firsts

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Jamey's death.   It also marked the last of "The Firsts" for me and Cael.   "The Firsts" can be ominous milestones in the infant phases of grief. We often ask ourselves how, as a widower, we'll manage an anniversary dinner with only one place-setting. We ponder how … Continue reading The Final Firsts

Acts of Kid Kindness Series

Silent kindness from a new Senpai

Setting the Record Straight-ish

Couldn't Find a Better Duet to Introduce a New Idea So it's about time I come clean about some things. The initial reason for the blog was to share the story of Jamey, Caeley and me as we navigated through the last months of Jamey's life. I wanted to incorporate some of the major players … Continue reading Setting the Record Straight-ish