Tag: family

Family Matters Most In Distressing Times

UNITED STATES—It seems like it always takes a tragedy to bring people together. I just literally had to go to a funeral for my...

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UNITED STATES—It is a new scene. There is darkness, closed shades. A huge Victorian bed against the wall, and all around there is stuff,...

Death Looms In Crazy Ways

UNITED STATES—There is one thing in life that we are all promised: death. A tragedy recently transpired in my personal life where a close...

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UNITED STATES—"The silence filtered through charcoal silence. I want to let it all out..." "Well this forced the issue, something like the fall had to...

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UNITED STATES—"Oh, look! She signed the check!" Davy says. "There's hope," Karen says. "Hope that she gets on the anti-anxiety meds and it dissolves her...

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UNITED STATES—"Hello, this is the son of Betty Bird, and we'd like Dr. O'Leary to prescribe anti-anxiety medication for our Mom, Betty Bird, here...

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UNITED STATES—Davy stands in the hallway, shoulder blades pressed to the wall. He gasps. "Relax, drink water," he says to himself. This place is hard...

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UNITED STATES—Crying, moaning bitching, babbling... they all want to go to that elusive place called home. "Mom, you get brownie points for the steps you...

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UNITED STATES—There is yet another miracle to follow. After therapy, the mother and her middle-aged children, Karen and Davy are in the door way...

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UNITED STATES—Davy and Karen are assembled now by the bed. They're a bit strung out after a night of coffee and confessions at the...

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UNITED STATES—"I didn't want to tell you over the phone, but the social worker laid down an ultimatum: they can't have her here if...

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UNITED STATES—"It seemed like you guys kept your marriage going, when everyone else's was falling apart. Like when Homer got the job in Chicago,...

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UNITED STATES—Davy goes on: "Oh, sister, it's a relief to share this with you and get it off my face, my chest, you know...

Why Do We Avoid Conflict?

UNITED STATES—I know people who are not afraid of conflict in any form. Rather it be yelling and screaming, or in those heightened situations...

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UNITED STATES—"The first thing I heard about mom's fall, where she broke her hip, I was pinioned by grief both for her and Tatiana." Davy...

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UNITED STATES—"Are you going to stay the night?" says the mother. Hers is the last bed in the room that has a light on...

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UNITED STATES—"Oh oh oh oh, it's hurting," cries the mother. "Ouch, oh god, is there something you can do?" "It wasn't till a friend from...

For The Love Of Others!

HOLLYWOOD—Valentine's Day is on February 14, a time when people show feelings of love, friendship and affection. It is celebrated in so many ways,...

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UNITED STATES—His dog on a leash, Davy exits from the room, passing by the two other beds, one empty and the other occupied by...

Stephen Fader Charged For Killing His Mother

SANTA MONICA—Charges have been filed against Stephen Lloyd Fader, 42, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for his role in the stabbing...
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