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How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

How My Aunt Would Console Joe Biden

A very dear aunt of mine is 93 and lives in Chennai, in Southern India. She has experienced the deaths of both her adult sons and a son-in-law. Brain tumor, stomach cancer, liver cancer. I think of her as the Biden family grieves the loss of 46-year-old Beau. I think about what she might have… Continue Reading

A Star Named Robin Williams

A Star Named Robin Williams

The day I turned 50, Robin Williams’ spirit left the earth plane. Significant milestones, in significantly different ways. When we forget, life reminds us. It’s a world of opposites. Everything is cyclical. It’s like flipping a coin. Heads you win; tails you lose. Someone celebrates. Someone mourns. A day of color and the glitter of happiness for some. A… Continue Reading

We remember you…

We remember you…

September 11, 2013. But the heart does not forget. The mind plays the images over and over: two tall burning buildings, clouds of smoke, ash-smeared faces, terror-stricken targets, the jumpers. Each precious life lost; each life left behind to endure a lifetime of unending sorrow. History will always remember. We will always honor you. Your lives (and… Continue Reading