* "Write about what you hope to leave behind and the difference you hope to make" in the 21 Day Writing Journey I would like to leave a legacy of sorts. Not a mercenary one, as money is of no import. Nor, sadly, a familial one as I will be the end of my genetic … Continue reading Purpose
*G in the A-Z Writing Challenge. "How do I start each day with purpose?" in the 21 Day Writing Journey What am I grateful for today? That is what ask myself first thing each morning when I wake from a restorative sleep. Ok, that's baloney. I do not have restorative sleep, I have disrupted rest. Sometimes … Continue reading Gratitude
Dad's lymphoma came back this year and as he was in steady decline over the last month, I was inspired to write this piece for him in the middle of one sleepless night. I read it to him the week before he died. He "mmm"ed after every sentence. I read it again this Wednesday at … Continue reading Dad’s Journey
You see, I am most familiar with death. I was killed the moment you put a price on my life. You decided the value of me was less than the value of the profits you were likely to make, the costs I was likely to cost, the prestige you were likely to garner from publishing … Continue reading Why dad’s death was not devastating. For me.