On the Reason for Curmudgeonness

I often wonder why I get so, uh, curmudgeonly during Christmas time. It is one of the two highest feast days of the Christian Church. The music and Scripture readings for the season are sublime. In every measurable way, it is a time of great joy and happiness. Family gather together. There is festiveness in […]

Nadia after Eight

Each year the day after Thanksgiving begins a period for me where a whole bunch of anniversaries begin. The first is the death of our unborn daughter, Nadia. After that comes the death of our unborn son, Emmanuel. Then it is the death of my mother. Finally is the time when I went on disability […]

Nadia

Today is the fourth anniversary of the death of our unborn daughter, Nadia.  It was a period in our life as a family that was particularly difficult.  My uncle had died a few months before, and my mother would die six weeks later.  One cannot really compare one grief to another, but this death was […]