What friendships are made of.

We have friends and buddies. Buddies are the ones who share time with you on rare occasions and serve the purpose of company when drinking, an outing or when you just want to hang and not have to get into deep conversations. These you really know Little about and really don’t care that much. I […]

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And I did cry.

“I’m OK,” I told my friend. “I’m not going to be crying in corners.” But he said “Oh yes you will, and plenty, but that’s OK. It is OK to cry, to mourn a loss, any loss.”

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I always felt lonely.

As I start a new life I find myself evaluating what has led to this. It is important to look back and think about what’s happened as a form of cleansing and acceptance. What arises is in my case is sadness and anger, all at the same time.

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Why I would commit suicide but won’t.

Life is not easy, that is a fact. Some people are more resilient than others and can take life in stride, being more able to tolerate and overcome hardship. Some call it courage. If you lack that courage or that degree of resilience to face life, you might toy with the idea of suicide when […]

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What happens when you reach a certain age?

When you reach that certain age, middle age, or after, life changes, your outlook changes and you see every single thing in your life in a different light. It has its pros and cons, but life is just that, a series of continuous change, sometimes subtle and sometimes abrupt.

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Reconnecting with the past.

The last time I saw him was 25 years ago when I was embarking on what would be my almost final destination. -I didn’t know at the time that my trip would turn into my new home in San Francisco.- Over dinner 25 years ago, we talked about our time together. Those first 4 years of new […]

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An antidote for loss.

Don’t we wish there were an antidote for loss? For the pain or even a way to skip it all together? The only antidote is time and experience, and not even that can prepare you. However, there are ways to manage loss and make it more bearable.

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