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My Mom, Mary Buckley, died this week 2 years ago. She was an incredibly strong person who dealt with many tragedies over the course of her life.. This was a piece I wrote about her for a Grub street class … Continue reading
I first noticed it during the Christmas season. There I was wandering the crowded aisles of Toys -R-Us watching the frantic parents fill their carriages with Legos and remote controlled cars and Brio trains and dolls, when it dawned on … Continue reading
I have had two disappointing days. Yesterday, I missed my 9 year-old-daughter’s chorus recital. As I approached the school at 3:30 I noticed the smiling children and their parents exiting the playground door. “It’s over,” one of the mother’s said … Continue reading
We buried my mother yesterday. It was a noticeably short service at the grave of my Father and brother where a priest who had never even met her, quickly mumbled a few prayers over the small box of ashes that … Continue reading