The Nor’easter is a true story by L.M. Lush. It’s about a dog who became lost after a blizzard – the second of three back-to-back nor’easters that pummeled the northeast a few years ago – and the angel that intervened.
Facing the holidays alone after losing a spouse can be difficult and challenging. Some people may feel the need to avoid them altogether, while others may need the company of friends and family. Whatever the choice may be, the holidays have to take a back seat as the emotional processing of a life-altering event takes center stage. This is the story of a woman dealing with loss and being alone during the holidays as she tries to cope with the loss of her husband.
It was late fall, almost too late to see what I had come for. Every year I made my pilgrimage north to see the fall colors and to rest and rejuvenate my soul. But this year, it was colder than usual, and the snow would soon be falling. I drove up the Taconic State Parkway […]
By my mid-forties, I had given up on love. With a long history of bad relationships, I concluded love wasn’t in the cards for me. Having decided to remain single, I broke up with my latest beau, sold my apartment, bought a house in another state, and moved on. I loved my new home and […]
There I sat, my hands folded in my lap, feet side by side on the floor, looking straight ahead at an empty wall. The anger I felt inside could not be detected on my face, or so I hoped. Silently, I prayed the phone would ring or that my boss, Jim Pearson, would hurry up […]
Today I lost my cool. It happens every once in a while. It comes from having a complicated family. Every last one of them suffers from a disease called ‘Can’t-Throw-Anything-Away-Itis.’ If they purchased something – ANYTHING- it means the item has value, and therefore, under no circumstances, can they, or will they, throw it away. […]
It was early May and I was driving northbound on the Taconic State Parkway in New York heading for Vermont when it happened. I was just a few miles away from my favorite rest stop, a diner just off the parkway on Route 295 in Chatham. I made this trip often and always stopped at […]