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

A Conversation on Vulnerability

What is it I stand to lose Gabriel thought? He looked straight at Melinda, his therapist, and asked, “What is the risk of showing all my vulnerability? Is it fear of showing my weakness? My neurotic thinking? My uncertainty in knowing how others will react to seeing inside my thoughts? Fear of exposure? Of being…

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A Selection of Recent and a Few Not Recent Poems

I realize I want to create another post with humorous poems. I don’t think these are the kind that make you laugh, but hopefully they make you feel something. The Em in December your hair is sun shining your dance floats on a note sailing through space a dream all afloat your smile warms my…

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Do You Want the Found Money or Dont You?

I can’t decide if this is funny or sad, or both? I walked into Walgreens Pharmacy to see if they had a type of slipper I bought as a gift last year which was met with enthusiasm. They did not have them. As I was looking in another spot in the store, one of the…

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Sam Talks about Attachments, Letting Go, Being Captain of His Ship

It’s like my friend Ick (Intuitive Counseling Kindness) told me (I am Sam, Seasonal Affective Management): Don’t get too attached to the Sun, (I grieve sometimes when it leaves) Like, don’t get too attached to Anyone, Live and feel, Yes, but attached, No. As he would say, all things come and all things go, So,…

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Some Things about December, Emilee, Mom, Our Wedding

Haiku for Blue All I can hear is, the rhythm of your voices, breathing me to peace … nmk   My Em in December (my multipurpose anniversary and valentines day poem), guaranteed to get you what you need, but not necessarily what you want, for sale now, 30% off until midnight tonight, of course with…

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Poem – Love, Loss, Carry On

Love, Loss, Carry On   flighting bites silly sounds do delight frightful flights someone please dim the lights bug splattered windshield and too much glare straining to see what was really there distorted synaptic configurations convoluted emotions swirl I saw her as a young girl Tortured, pulled, torn, abused a rag doll stretched on a…

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SCHMCOTUS – What It Means and Why I Need This Word

  I need to re-Define the word  SCHMCOTUS. But first, why do I need such a word? Necessity inspires me, hence the saying, necessity is the Mother of invention. It is a Mother alright. Ignoramus became insufficient as a descriptor to alleviate my feeling incredulous at the enormous credulous population who are his supporters. People…

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Developing a Story – Day One and Two

The writing assignment is to write something every day. Submit a sentence or a very short piece. Just write. I am taking this as an opportunity to rethink how to tell the story of me and Em. Change the narration, change the names, change what happened, even change who died, but get the guts of…

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Poem – Nineteen Months

Yesterday was a year and seven months… and between memories and emotions somehow came these words When smiles and gentle words of kindness Feel like embraces longed for When hugs and affectionate touch Melt stiffened scars aged in time When the scars have softened And the inner harsh voices have hushed A scarred heart beats…

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Joshua and the Battle of Jericho

This has very little to do with Joshua. However, he did sound a blast on a Ram’s Horn which caused some biblical walls to come tumbling down in Jericho. I am writing this to explain about Holy Days which some may not completely understand, and to share how this year I will be a part…

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