Category Archives: Loss

A brilliant woman and colleague: Ludmilla Coven

  She never stopped, never.  I am guessing that even as the cancer attacked her body, that she still hung on like crazy. I saw it written in her obit that she took on teaching Yiddish at the local Senior … Continue reading

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Virginia Bluebells

I have always wanted to share my flowers with others. It is kind of like giving a part of myself to other people and sharing a kind of wealth. Unfortunately, for so many, that wealth seems to be relatively uninteresting. … Continue reading

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Memories of Jim Farrell, an English teacher colleague from New Trier

I sadly opened up my e-mail this morning to something that is less than pleasant and is happening with greater and greater frequency: the loss of a former colleague. I have been retired since 2007 and each year passes and … Continue reading

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Beautiful young people lost in their prime: Chayanne Trejo and John Munley

I really never knew him very well. The other day, on Facebook, I received the information of his passing. I was in shock. My mind whirred to possibilities of a young person leaving us way before his time. None of … Continue reading

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Catharsis, a poem.

Catharsis He wrote a poem. It was cathartic. He is not a poet. He cannot read poetry. He appreciates the genre. He thinks it is beautiful. He doesn’t have the patience to read it. His therapist said, « Write. » He wrote. … Continue reading

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