Tag Archives: Tragedy

Lessons of the Year

December 28, 2014 – 10:15 AM As we mark the one year ‘anniversary’ of Jake’s death, I find myself reflecting on the past twelve months, and what, if anything, I have learned. There have been many lessons, both painful and enlightening. It … Continue reading

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The Unveiling

I was going to write a long descriptive post about Jake’s unveiling on Sunday. I can only say that no parent should have to look on something like this:   We had our closest friends and family surrounding us. Jake’s spirit … Continue reading

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Finding the Words

This is an excellent article appearing in the New Yorker online. Poet Edward Hirsch writes about the loss of his son, Gabriel at age twenty-two. It is a moving and thought-provoking piece. What is uncanny is that some of the … Continue reading

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The Saddest News Imaginable

Our beautiful son, Jacob Samuel Smilen Colman passed away on Saturday morning December 28, 2013, at his apartment in Palm Springs. The exact cause is still unknown, but preliminary indications are that it was “natural causes”. As if there is … Continue reading

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