Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer

Beginning and Learning Again

Happy Birthday Poem

A birthday is a marker of time, An anniversary that is ripe, A celebration of the day you left the womb, To breathe the Breath of Life. To see, smell, touch, feel, hear, and taste, And learn about your world, And as years pass you learn some things, As the map of your life is…

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Dear Dad – Happy Birthday

My dad would have been 95 tomorrow. If only he had lived to tell me, to answer my questions, especially, what is life all about? “Dad, you never answered me when I asked about life, when I was 7. Thankfully, I am finding out to some extent now. Better late than never. Maybe you didn’t…

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On July 4, Freedom from Tyranny

Keep in mind, before Emilee Klein died, before election day 2016, then Mr. Trump said, “If anyone is terminally ill, make sure you make it to election day to vote for me.” Her response, “If I have to crawl there, I will survive long enough to vote and not for him.” I pushed the wheelchair.…

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Song – Anniversary Without performed

First time posting one of my songs on this website, I think, but don’t hold me to that. I have about twenty that I have written and about another twenty covers that I have recorded on my channel.  This is a song I just posted to my youtube channel. It is about dealing with anniversaries…

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About the Tree

About the Tree… One of the things we have talked about in my meditation class is impermanence, how things change constantly. And attachment. How getting attached is human. The two seem to go hand-in-hand. As long as I learn to accept impermanence, and learn to accept getting unattached, I won’t be an anxious wreck all the…

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Song – Anniversary Without – Lyrics

  What do you want someone to say to you, what do I want someone to say to me, what do I say to someone, who spouse has died, and their anniversary date arrives? Do I say something to them, or do I ignore it like the pink elephant in the room? Lots of times…

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Poem – In The Still of The Night

I needed to let some light in on this poem about darkness. The week of suicides of two prominent people.   In the still of the night when my thoughts drown out reason my unconscious commits treason my food too highly seasoned belies what is true and right   do you have a treat for…

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A Friend in Struggle

To a friend in struggle: I never had friends before Em died. I probably never really had friends all my life. I have been a loner a long time. I have developed some friendships since Em died. Through grief support, through music, through writing, through facebook, through blogging, through pancreatic and other cancers. I have…

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A Few Quotes I Like

Some wonderful quotes out of zillions: Albert Einstein…the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Dalai Lama…if you think you’re too small to make a difference…try sleeping with a mosquito in the room. Abraham Lincoln…when you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. J.K. Rowling…Rock Bottom…

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