Why Do We Grasp for Dead People’s Possessions?

I never understood why, when someone dies, people flock to the scene to claim possession of the trinkets of the deceased.  I just don't get it. I remember when my grandmother died and four people were fighting for her punch bowl.  A fucking punch bowl!  When the hell are you ever going to need a … Continue reading Why Do We Grasp for Dead People’s Possessions?

In the Face of Nostalgia and Regret

“Nostalgia is a seductive liar.” – George Ball It’s been my experience thus far, that some of the most unhappy people live nostalgically.  Nothing wrong with visiting, but many among us try to live there.  They remember and talk of the past as if it was some magical place; a half-smile with a distant stare.  … Continue reading In the Face of Nostalgia and Regret