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Book Review: Remember Me As You Pass By

Remember Me As You Pass By: Stories from Prairie Graveyards Written by Nancy Millar Remembering that we all die has the power to put our small discomforts and minor disputes automatically into perspective. The fact of death is the truest thing I know. And nothing drives the truth of mortality home like a stroll through […]

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Hard-Won Happiness

I was just thinking about how it doesn’t feel much like Easter. When I woke up this morning, some dry snowflakes were drifting down from the lead-grey sky, and that felt about right. It’s been a mixed time in my life. I myself, this being, am just fine. I’m healthy, occupied enough, and enjoying my […]

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A Collage of Photos and Thoughts

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. This piece is my excuse to post a few of my favourite thoughts, quotes, and images. Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by. ~ Lori Divested – A Poem Invested: Dig a hole, Build a house, Or buy a house. Big screen TV, Recreational […]

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Dying Butterfly

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend. I spent the day visiting some old friends. We ate freshly-baked chocolate zucchini cake and had a good chat. Here’s a post I wrote a few years back. It’s about a former student and how a dying butterfly got us talking about life and death. The […]

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A Binge-Worthy New Netflix Series

Are you looking for a worthwhile binge watch that deals with deeper subject matter? Then you might enjoy “After Life”. Formerly, I’ve not been a Ricky Gervais fan. I mean, he seems like a nice enough man, but I don’t share his sense of humour. Because of this I never sought out any television shows […]

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Dying Butterfly

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend. I spent the day visiting some old friends. We ate freshly-baked chocolate zucchini cake and had a good chat. Here’s a post I wrote a few years back. It’s about a former student and how a dying butterfly got us talking about life and death. The […]

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Why Thinking About Death is Worthwhile

Whenever I see a dead bird in my backyard, I feel sad. I consider this backyard with its flowers and shrubs and birdfeeder and birdbath to be a sanctuary for birds, bees, and butterflies. Those little creatures are welcome here. This morning I was out mowing the lawn in the already oppressive heat. As I […]

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On Trees – by Susan Briscoe (from The Death Project)

Here’s an interesting writer who engagingly and generously shares her experience of dying. We’ve all got to do it sooner or later, and I sure appreciate the wisdom passed along by folks like Susan. Be sure to check out her posts and site here on WordPress. (Her photos – as featured here – are wonderful, […]

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Divested – A Poem

People in my life are going through big changes. All these changes remind me of what’s important. It’s not stuff. This is a poem I wrote called “Divested.” Listen to me read this poem here: Invested: Dig a hole, Build a house, Or buy a house. Big screen TV, Recreational vehicle, A boat to tow […]

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Don’t Come To My Funeral

This is a post I wrote back in 2017 when I threw a birthday party and was somewhat dismayed at the lack of response my invitations received. Still, we had a really good time. It was almost as fun as any funeral. Listen to me read this post or read it below. And, please, come […]

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