Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Brotherhood”

The following was sent to me by Deb Kosmer.  Deb is a published writer and social worker and works as a Hospice Bereavement Coordinator.  She is also a bereaved parent, sibling, and daughter.  She started a men’s only grief support group 5 years … Continue reading

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“Debilitating”

I recently sat down and generated a list of 30 words that could be used to describe grief.  Obviously this list relates to my experience with grief, so I am interested to see if anyone else can relate with some … Continue reading

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“Just Got Back from Hell”

The following are lyrics from a song co-written by country music artist Gary Allan.  I am a fan of all music that speaks to me and this song does.  This song was on his album “Tough All Over” that was … Continue reading

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“Fingerprints”

The following is a poem that was given to me by the author, Tom Krause. Although he is not a grieving father himself, he captured a lot of what I felt after the death of my two babies. I can … Continue reading

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“Memorialize Our Children” – Truisms About Grief

I have been posting a series of “Truisms About Grief” that I received from fellow grieving dad and friend, Charlie Schmidtke.  I met Charlie as part of this grieving dads project.  Please share your thoughts or stories regarding this subject. It may be wise to invest … Continue reading

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“Find A Remedy”

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.                                                                            – Turkish Proverb I think there is wisdom, truth and power in this proverb.  It sounds so simple.  Do you really have two chooses?  1.  You can conceal their … Continue reading

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Article on Grieving Dads Project

I wanted to share an article that recently ran in my local newspaper regarding the work I am doing for The Grieving Dads Project and the Farley-Kluger Amendment to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.  As a result of … Continue reading

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