Category Archives: Grief

Romeo’s Book Sheds Light on Dark Subject of Grief

“Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.” ― John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars” As many of you know, I lost my beloved husband, Walter Lucas, to complications from surgery in 2004. He was in his forties and deep … Continue reading

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Moving from blue to green

Here, I read my essay, Groves of Green, published in the Australian literary journal, Koru. I tell how an ancient tree, the metasequoia, and a scientist nudged me away from the rim of grief and back to reality.

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How a tree and a scientist nudged me out of the morass

I am honored to be included in the first-ever issue of a new online literary magazine, Koru, based in Australia. A Maori woman, Anjulie To Pohe, is using her people’s creation traditions to represent the endeavor of artists and writers … Continue reading

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For much of the 20th Century, my father’s father grew roses in a tiny lot behind his white bungalow in Springfield Gardens in Queens, New York. Bounded by a busy, grimy world and contained within a chain-link fence, fluffy, golden … Continue reading

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