Let’s Talk About It

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. — Fred Rogers The call came from GermanyContinue reading “Let’s Talk About It”

Power to Change

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers I vividly remember watching this show with my brother, 1975-1978.Continue reading “Power to Change”


As March 1 draws near, emotions bubble to the top. Mostly anger. Then guilt. I rotate through the grief process every year. Denial passed over. The event all too familiar and real. I think. I thought. Shouldn’t i be well by now the pain of missing you not seeing your smile hearing the loving wordsContinue reading “Suicide”


Your birthday today do you know how I wonder about you the searing, the longing to hear your voice a smile to bring peace your nieces and nephew wonder in silence they understand I would rather not talk today. It is your birthday your last day to be with me, your best friend the windowContinue reading “Brother”

With no further ado, bow

Eight years is a long time to be boxed in by walls. Forty-nine years is even longer. Losing a loved one is difficult. When the culprit is suicide you are a foreigner. That you remains a memory. Moving on becomes a battle. The walk is painful. Legs are weighed down and moving is impossible. ChoosingContinue reading “With no further ado, bow”