Category Archives: Loss

Remembering “Zuk”

Jeffrey Zukerman would have turned 50 years old today. Jeff was my best friend from the time that my family moved to Long Island in 1971 until we went away to college in 1981. Continue reading

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On Letting Go, and Letting It Go

Tweet thisTwenty years ago today, my son Benjamin was born and died. I mourn him today, yet my thoughts are focused elsewhere. My friend Mark Irons passed away early this morning from complications related to Cystic Fibrosis. I’ve already posted … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Life

This one’s a bit long, so please bear with me. Our friend Mark Irons is nearing the end of his amazing journey on this Earth, and I need to write a bit while he’s still here. Continue reading

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Turning the Corner, with Help from Disney

Tweet thisOK, I realize that last week’s post was kind of a downer, about hitting the bottom of depression, losing perspective, deep denial of feelings, and the need to stop and turn things around. It even got me feeling more … Continue reading

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Fortress Around My Heart

Today, I want to talk about losing perspective after a loss, and how difficult it can be to regain it. As I mentioned earlier, when we lost Benjamin I basically went about not acknowledging how deeply I was hurt. I tried to carry on and put on a good face in hopes of convincing myself that I was OK. The depth of the denial made the pain go on much too long. But it would prove to hurt much more than my recovery. Continue reading

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