Grieving Futures: Surviving the Deaths of My Parents is a book that has a lot to do with this blog, if only because it explains a lot about how I got where I was in my late thirties.
I was 24 when my mother died, and 26 when my father passed away. Because of that catastrophe, I lost the family home and any stability I ever counted on. It was, in the parlance, a clusterfuck.
In the aftermath I made some bad decisions, but mostly I did not make any decisions at all and fifteen years later I was falling down into a dark valley of emotional and psychological breakdowns. I think I hit bottom, but all I know for sure is that I hit hard.
This blog is about how I pulled out and what I’m doing now, but Grieving Futures is about how I got there.
MY GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION goes to my sharp-eyed editor, JOAN PELOSI, who took my original manuscript and improved it greatly. Thank you, my friend!