An Immigrant – Constantine Zinon Michael

By | death, life

In 1991, in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I moved from Karns, Tennessee to Wellington, Florida. Although I didn’t fully realize it at the time, it most certainly was a culture shock coming from a moderately rural community to a growing suburb of West Palm Beach. When I was growing up we only had one African American kid that I can remember in the entire middle school. I only remember him…

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Just Let Me Die

By | death, life

I’ve been fortunate in my life to have been able to know and love both grandparents on both sides of the family. For the first 20 or so years of me walking around on this earth, all my grandparents were alive, and for the most part, well. This afforded me time to get to know them and their extended network of friends. I was able to learn about their lives, their struggles, their joys and…

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Hug More

By | death, life

On my drive home today, at least two (2) people in the U.S. will kill themselves before I make it home.  That’s about a 30 minute trip. One way. On a good day. With light traffic. If that doesn’t phase you (statistics often don’t sink in with me either) then think about all the people you come into contact with during your day’s activities. Two can be a very significant number. That is a dad and…

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Death, Social Media, and a not so Social Life

By | death, life, social media

So what happens to your “social media life” when you go to that great big blog post in the sky?  Is it a lingering death as the various entities involved decide your account hasn’t had enough activity and deactivate your account?  Recently (well maybe not recently but recent enough to still be on the brain…) a few friends and acquaintances have passed on.  One University of Florida Fine Arts friend finally succumbed to cancer after…

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