Welcome to my dance in the B&W Bloggers Ball!
This is my very new blog, born Feb. 1.
As I worked on my first book, ‘It’s Not Like They’re Family’: Mourning Our Friends and Celebrating Their Lives’, I realized that I needed to raise awareness of the unique experience of grieving the death of a friend. The 10,000,000 people in the U.S. who will have this experience each year have few resources – in print or online – to help navigate and validate their grief.
I’m pretty new to be giving blogging tips, but the best thing I ever did was have Networked Blogs link this to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. It’s generated a lot of traffic here, and saves time.
So, enjoy your dance here, and I look forward to dancing with many of you!
When a tragedy occurs – natural disasters, 9/11 – my reaction is to soak up the media coverage. I need to understand what happened – the how and the why. Not everybody feels that way; some people prefer to stay as detached as possible.
This photo was taken at my latest high school reunion. The women in the photo are not my sisters; I have a sister. They’re my friends – some closer than others, to be sure – but they’re my friends. And I don’t take that designation lightly (no matter how Facebook defines it).
Today is Valentine’s Day, the day set aside each year to bolster Hallmark, floral and candy industries’ bottom lines. It’s also the day people tend to express their love.