Grief’s Four Messages

Recently a friend of mine lost his partner of almost two decades. He’s been like a cork bobbing on the ocean, unable to sense direction, purpose, or whether or not he is going to drown in sorry. Anyone who has lost a beloved person or even pet knows what I’m talking...

Friendship and Value

Today I was thinking, or rather obsessing, about a friend of many years who has been impossible to contact.  I consider her a close friend, a confidant on whom I depended during the most difficult times of my recent life.  She doesn’t answer phones, emails or voice...