Tag Archives: death
Lucille Clifton reading two poems at the 2008 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Poet, rest in peace. Joshua Wade admits to murder of Mindy Schloss, but also Della Brown. RIP to them. He will spend life in prison. http://bit.ly/aeCdf2 # … Continue reading
Not quite ALL about my 2009, because that would take a year to write. This only took several hours.
Theodicy for Wendy If they could, these words would wrap around the questions like a cocooning blanket. They’d devise an argument, foolproof, dispelling all nuances of Why? They’d console you moment by moment. They’d answer all your grief. But if … Continue reading
Today’s a day that’s had a lot of deaths in it. The first was the death of someone I hadn’t known of before, a woman named Jerri Nielsen, an ER doctor from Ohio who was working in Antarctica and had … Continue reading
Nicholas Hughes: a wildlife biologist at University of Alaska Fairbanks who died by his own hand in March 2009. Something tells me his family, friends, colleagues, & partner saw him as something far more than one the headlines over the past week have painted him as — the putative victim of his mother’s “suicide gene.” His death was a tragedy, yes: but a tragedy because it was a loss of him & for all who knew him. And for many of those, like me, who didn’t.
Me, today First day of snow in Anchorage this year, though doesn’t look like it’ll last. Enough that I had to brush the snow off my car this morning, & take it real slow & easy driving to work. At … Continue reading
Mom, these are some of the sunflowers Mark’s work sent for Dad, because they were your favorite flower. I was always lousy at remembering Mother’s Day or your birthday early enough to get a card to you. But Mom, today … Continue reading
Because I’m thinking a lot about my mom today. This is one of a whole bunch of candles we lit right after I got back from Spokane, two weeks after her death.