Monthly Archives: August 2018

When the End Becomes the Beginning

He’s gone? My Finn? Could he really be gone? My one-of-a-kind dog. My lifesaver. My everything. Nothing about the moments after Finn died was tangible except my grief and my longing for his deep, warm eyes to look at me lovingly just once more. Even though I didn’t plan it or know I needed it, […]

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What Are You Ashamed Of?

Growing up, my mom often said “shame on you” when I did something she didn’t approve of. Back then it was a common phrase I heard from mothers all over the neighborhood. (As an added bonus, we also got the simultaneous index finger rubbing motion.) At the time, I didn’t really understand what the shame […]

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