Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday I will post something about grief. Sometimes it will be a reflection on an aspect of grief’s landscape. Now and then I will share from my own journey of grief, because in the sharing of our stories we find strength and build a community of people that support one another.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Dress the Mouse in Black

I’m honored and delighted to be one of three finalists for @Lunch Ticket Journal’s “Diana Woods Memorial Award” for creative nonfiction.

My essay speaks about the need to take your mouse (grief) out of the house now and then. It also surveys the landscape of grief and how religions and cultures have dealt with death and grief over the centuries.


  1. OMG I read the whole thing! Great essay, Mark. I loved reading about the different ways different people deal with death and grieving. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Robin, for letting me know. It began when I was searching to understand grief and how to grieve. I figured that since people have been dying for a long time, some cultures would have created traditions and rites to help those who were grieving among them.