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Double Whammy

It was a double whammy! It has been exactly a year since my father passed away; and this traditional year of mourning has taken on new meaning for me. My dad was a collector and a bit of a hoarder, so emotionally and physically it has just about taken all that time to...

Thoughts on Newtown

There is something all too familiar about the emerging profile of Adam Lanza – eerie, in fact. Each of these mass killings was committed by 14-24 year-old young men who were isolated loners with few social graces, and inwardly seething. None of them had close...

Including Children in Grief

My parents never talked to me about death. People died and it was as though they disappeared. It was the last great taboo. In fact, my beloved grandfather died and I wasn’t told until after the funeral; and therefore did not have the chance to say goodbye and formally...