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How Do You Say Goodbye?

How Do You Say Goodbye?

A couple of months ago, my family and I were at King’s Cross Station in London. My 21-year-old daughter was taking a connection to Leavesden, the studio where the famous Harry Potter movies were filmed. It was a huge day for her, an ardent Potter fan, a longed-for moment that had finally arrived. As she prepared to leave, I… Continue Reading

The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye

The last week of my father’s fading breath was one of the hardest in my life. There he lay, on a hospital bed, battling the end stages of renal failure. My siblings and I took turns staying by his bedside. We held his hand, sang his favorite songs, and rubbed his feet. We held hands in… Continue Reading

Why…?

Why…?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind today as we grapple with the Connecticut school shootings. Why innocent kids? This follows on the heels of the first. When the mind is confronted with a tragedy of this magnitude, there are more questions than answers. And yet “Why?” seldom brings closure. It rarely helps us tie up all… Continue Reading