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Grief Mends

Why do we grieve at all? Wouldn’t it be more helpful for some switch to flip in our brains when a close member of our family or community dies, causing us simply to forget they ever existed? We could just move on, rearrange our lives so everyone could function as best as they could without…

Why our young men keep killing us to initiate themselves.

  There was a tradition among my ancestors, up until about the 12th century, called the Fianna. If you were a young man, maybe 14 or so, and were destined to inherit land and some kind of greater responsibility, you were expected to join the Fianna. This band of young people, living in the wilds…

Papa Swan

I’ve been working on a bigger writing project, a book about the first four years since Terry’s death. It’s what I had to write just so I could write about something else, anything else. Saying what needs to be said seems to be a requirement for storytellers. I now have a manuscript titled “Wilder Grief”.

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