Tag Archives: unconditional

A Mother’s Love

Photo by Andrae Ricketts My Featured Blogger this week is Ngina of the blog site Euonia: Stay and Shine. I know nothing about Ngina, whose motto is “Blossom. Re-blossom. Keep doing it,” except that she’s African (but I don’t know … Continue reading

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An Unbearable Nakedness

From the album The Nightmare of Being by At the Gates My Real Memoir I had a recurring nightmare, beginning around age eleven. It evoked a landscape of dark red “hills” made of organs inside a diseased body. As I wandered … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Beloved Family Member

Minuet – recent photo by our daughter Beth Does the fact that she was a cat make this post seem less sincere? It’s not. Anyone who’s adopted an animal knows that pets are family members–and family means loving unconditionally. Minuet … Continue reading

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Family Is…

When I was a young man, I rented a room from a therapist whose family had rejected him. So he’d learned to create families. He’d match up patients with no “real” family: orphaned, disowned, unable to reconcile, young, old. Not … Continue reading

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