Monthly Archives: May 2015

Review: Holding Silvan by Monica Wesolowska

I don’t really consider myself a literary critic, so sometimes I read reviews on Amazon or GoodReads.  Even though I don’t write traditional reviews, I find reading what others say sometimes helps me find a way in to a critique. … Continue reading

Posted in grief, grief memoirs

Granddad’s Birthday

Granddad would have been 106 today.   As a dental intern at the Marine Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, Maurice Simpson was known as “Dreamboat” for his sparkly blue eyes–but he only had eyes for his beloved Ruby, a widowed young nurse at … Continue reading

Posted in Granddad, Grandfather, grief

Grief and Mother’s Day

You can’t escape Mother’s Day for most of the month of April and for someone like me, whose mother has died, it can be a tough time.  My email gets inundated with special gift ideas for mothers, my local restaurants … Continue reading

Posted in grief, Mothers

Review: Dark Wine Waters: a Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows

Frances Simone found me through this very website and asked if I could add her book to my list of resources.  She also kindly sent me a copy of the book. When I think of grief memoirs, I don’t often … Continue reading

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