Tag Archives: Kate

Searching for the Spark

My sister Kate wasn’t really my sister. She was biologically my aunt. She was also my part-time parental figure and called me her sister because my grandparents (her parents) had more to do with my upbringing than my mother did. … Continue reading

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My Sister, My Aunt, My Friend

As you may have heard if you read this blog regularly, I recently lost my sister Kate after a grave, unexpected illness. I call her my sister because that’s what she called me. She insisted to everyone she met in … Continue reading

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Too Tired to Feel: Grief and the Power of Change

The last 9 days, I’ve mostly been found in an ICU waiting room. My aunt and sister-by-adoption, who helped raise me and who has been a fixture of my life since day 1, is in very critical condition with a … Continue reading

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