September 5, 2015
Letters to Emma #5 premium
This is the fifth in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons: visualising an audience of […]
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August 28, 2015
Letters to Emma #4 premium
This is the fourth in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons: visualising an audience of […]
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When in doubt, follow the instructions… premium
Every now and then, and apparently out of nowhere, a question will flit into my mind. It might not demand much attention at first, but when something unexpected reminds me that it’s there, I tend to take more notice. Exactly this kind of question arrived in my mind on the second of January last year. […]
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August 16, 2015
Letters to Emma #3 premium
This is the third in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience of […]
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August 8, 2015
Letters to Emma #2 premium
This is the second in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience of […]
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August 1, 2015
Letters to Emma #1 premium
This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write about grief and my experience of it after the death of my husband Paul 4½ years ago. I will write each post in the form of a letter—a letter to Emma. I’m doing it this way for two reasons:  visualising an audience […]
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Nostalgia for Saturdays premium
We couldn’t wait to try it out. Dad had been working on it for several weekends, using precious Saturday afternoons and off-cuts of timber and particleboard from his shed to construct a one-of-a-kind go-kart. It wasn’t the first thing he’d made for us and it wouldn’t be the last, but the tantalising prospect of speeding […]
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June 5, 2015
Simple, unexpected and beautiful premium
Last Sunday as I sat in church, something happened that made me smile—something simple, unexpected and beautiful. We were celebrating the Lord’s Supper together. It’s not something we do together frequently, but somehow that makes the remembering more particular and significant. The way we go about it is not very formal, but somehow that pared-back […]
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To do or not to do? premium
Do you have a to-do list? Do you even like to-do lists? I write to-do lists because it helps get the buzz out of my head—a swirling confusion of many things yet to do. And they help ease a lurking dread that, if I don’t write them down, I will forget something important or urgent or boringly mundane. Although preventing my […]
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