Tag Archives: death

  1. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2016 Edition)

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    August 24, 2016 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fifth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  2. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2015 Edition)

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    August 24, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fourth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  3. 1939: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Arrogance

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    November 12, 2014 by Melanie L.

    My father-in-law sent for us. “Education” and “opportunity,” he baited. My wife, mother of three, added “prosperity” and “please.” But, …
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  4. When Cancer Whispers Down the Lane

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    July 8, 2014 by Melanie L.

    “Are you sitting down?” Four little words each one of which is innocent enough to be found in children’s beginner …
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  5. Saying Goodbye

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    June 23, 2014 by Melanie L.

    At age thirteen, I stood with my mother at the back of a packed funeral home to say goodbye to a plump-cheeked …
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  6. Doorbell

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    June 23, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I knelt bedside and clasped her hand.  “Please visit me,” I croaked unacknowledged.  Cancer tethered her promise within. Months later, my …
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  7. A Life Unfinished

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    June 11, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Are you afraid to die? I wondered ever since I learned of Ali’s diagnosis.  This particular visit to her hospital room …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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