Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

July 28

Today is, or would have been, my mom’s birthday. I can’t for the life of me remember what we did two summers ago, on her last living birthday. There’s much … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

US Aches

There’s a way in which even a little distance makes for clearer sight. After 2.5 months outside the United States, I’m on a short trip to visit family, and have … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

New Moon, Constant Love

On this night of a new moon, July 15, I want to send three little words out to anyone who needs them. I know some folks near and dear to … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Light Held Within Thin Silences

I stumbled across a phrase the other day that struck my fancy: a “thin silence.” The definition given was this: “a silence, but not a thick and solid one, rather … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Heart Points Beyond Itself

A dear real-life friend of mine wrote the following on their Facebook page yesterday, and it really touched me. This dilemma feels key to us staying put, and staying human, … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Taking Our Own Good Time to Die

In three days from now, two years ago, my dad would die. He needed to die, nine months after contracting the West Nile Virus that put him in a state … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Spring Brings

Two years ago today, I moved my dad to the intimate, caring community where, eight days later, his breath would gently wind down to stillness on May 16: his own … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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