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September 22nd, 2016 @ 10:28 am

I wish I could say something profound or meaningful or hopeful or joyous or poignant on what would have been mom’s 68th birthday. But I can’t think of anything at all. It’s been four years now and she has another grandson she’ll never get to see and more missed anniversaries and birthdays and holidays and […]

World Elephant Day
August 12th, 2016 @ 10:40 am

I had no idea that August 12th is World Elephant Day. I like to think that mom would have been happy about that. It’s been four years now and I miss her as much today as I did the day she left. It breaks my heart that my two boys will never know their her, […]

The world never looks as big as when someone is lost.

Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

March 16th, 2016 @ 7:56 am

In which I attempt to get mom’s story heard …

Never Throw Stones
February 9th, 2016 @ 7:17 am

Here’s a little poem I’m sure I’ve referenced in the past. It’s by Irish playwright and novelist Brendan Behan, born on this date in 1923. Never throw stones at your mother, You’ll be sorry for it when she’s dead, Never throw stones at your mother, Throw bricks at your father instead.