Tag Archives: grief

When Cousins Come Calling

[Based on a true story or two.] “Oh, hey,” I said, looking around the restaurant without really seeing anything. “Did your brother make it?” “He’s holding a table for us.” “Sorry you had to leave work early to meet me … Continue reading

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Robin Williams and Me – laughter and grief make strange companions

I had just graduated high school when Robin Williams hit the small screen. Mork & Mindy wasn’t groundbreaking (My Favorite Martian had already explored the funny side of having an extra-terrestrial for a houseguest). But Mork & Mindy had Robin Williams, and … Continue reading

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J.R.R. Tolkien on the Increase of Love in a World Full of Grief

“The World is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” Haldir … Continue reading

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Tragedy and God in Uncle Tom’s Cabin

[Slight spoiler alert: This post reveals a plot development in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, but it’s an obvious one that the reader anticipates many chapters earlier. My first post on Stowe’s book reflected on slavery, sin and liberation.] … Continue reading

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