Tag Archives: God

Stages of Grief: The Cosmic Swirl

So I started the required reading for Grief 101: On Grief and Grieving by Kubler-Ross and Kessler. I eyed the cover for a few weeks, then read the back. Today I opened it and scanned the table of contents. I … Continue reading

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I Lost My Dad. Then I Found Him.

Adoration. Competition. Resentment. Disappointment. Revelation. Adoration. If I had to boil down my 62 years as Dad’s daughter, this relationship map sounds good at the beginning and the end, but what about all that stuff in the middle? Doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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The Awl and the Door

Seems like almost all my posts lately have been about mortality. Here’s a little break. Parshah Re’eh (Deuteronomy 12-16) is packed with structures and laws put in place to protect us from each other and to guide us into a … Continue reading

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The Wider Hope of a Universalist

I grew up in the teachings of a Unitarian Universalist church. Didn’t learn much about God there but a whole lot about the brotherhood of Man and all the different world religions. The greatest gift from this legacy was an … Continue reading

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Dying to Live

I watch my children’s age group, the 20- and 30-somethings, sorting through just what kind of life is worth living—in what or whom should they invest their energy and trust? Our generation, the baby boomer 60s children, blew the “ought … Continue reading

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Hypochondria and Fear of Death: WWWD (What Would Woody Do?)

“I am not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens,” said Woody Allen. Just last year, he also wrote a very funny piece for the New York Times about hypochondria. It’s so easy to … Continue reading

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Beauty and Ugliness: Perception Is Not the Whole Picture

Look in the mirror. On a good day, we might check out a few different angles and think, ‘Not bad,’ give the glass an encouraging smile, and walk away satisfied. But on a bad day, no amount of repair can … Continue reading

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