“Christos Anesti!” “Christ is Risen!” Most people know that the Spear family heartily embraces our Greek heritage. Since my grandfather Spear (Spyropoulos) emigrated to the United States in the early […]
Dear Friends: A number of friends I have made over the past years here in Quincy said that after their parents died they looked around at their social circle and […]
Have you seen the commercials with the theme “And is Better”? Would you rather go to a “bed OR breakfast” or a “bed AND breakfast”? Is it better to have […]
“Dad, I noticed you did not cry at Mom’s funeral.” “You know, it’s time you got over your loss and moved on with your life.” “Why are you still so […]
No one has actually asked me that question. But many have expressed the feeling behind it. A friend called me on the way home from his sister’s funeral. “James, I […]
As I was thinking about Holiday Grief and what might be a helpful topic at Christmas, I was listening to one of my favorite, non-traditional Christmas songs, “I Believe in […]
I found this reflection on the 23rd Psalm a few months ago and found that it spoke to me. It was very appropriate for the time as I shared […]
This was one of the anonymous items I received in my email. I like it so much because it really does speak to the issue of death and how we, […]
After we experience a loss and are in the midst of our grief, we often neglect to take care of ourselves. We sometimes find we need to be reminded to […]
A special thank you to Brian Durante for guiding us during our mother and father’s deaths.
The simplicity and lack of pressure.
Thank you all so very much, God Bless!