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Entries for March 2015

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*This is the third of four essays dealing with the death of a parent As the Elton John song goes, sorry seems to be the hardest word. But I'm beginning to believe the hardest word is goodbye. How do I say goodbye to my father who was the first to see me when I was born, who has loved me unconditionally, and who made me feel safe in an unsafe world? Grief is a response to a loss. The loss of a person we’ve grown attached to and relied upon. Perhaps the loss of someone who failed to live u...

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*This is the second of four essays dealing with the death of a parent Dad was born on June 25, 1933. The second son of David and Shirley Lewis and younger brother to Hartley. He ran track excelling at the hundred meters. When his father went bankrupt he put himself through school and studied numbers. He went from being an accountant with an office in the basement of our Long Island home to running a multimillion-dollar hotel and apartment conglomeration. He went from being the son of a man who ...

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*This is the first of four essays dealing with the death of a parent We met in August 2014 in Bar Harbor in a hotel room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Even though he was getting dialysis twice a week for end stage kidney failure and was noticeably weak, he braved the trip from Florida. He knew it would be his last time in Maine, one of his favorite places.             “When the doctor tells me I have to go on dialysis three times a...

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