Planning My Father-Daughter Dance Without My Dad

My father, even in death, is teaching me that grief doesn’t have to overshadow joy. Photos courtesy of Lilly Dancyger. By: Lilly Dancyger When I thought about the part of a typical wedding reception where the groom dances with his mother and the bride dances with her father, I seriously considered not having a receptionContinue reading “Planning My Father-Daughter Dance Without My Dad”

Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home

AERIAL VIEW OF THE RECOLETA CEMETERY IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, ON NOVEMBER 22, 2019. | AFP/CARLOS ALONSO The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many in Argentina are opting to cremate their loved ones instead.   Buenos Aires Times  No one can escape Argentina’s biggest economic crisis inContinue reading “Argentina: Dying becomes a luxury as economic downturn hits home”

It feels like a Heart Attack Every day

It’s nature, its planned, its part of the cycle, at least our minds, to leave this earth before our children. Her second born, her only son struggled with diabetes most of his life. In the last few years he has been and in out of the hospital more times that she can count. On MayContinue reading “It feels like a Heart Attack Every day”

A true sisterhood -Real Life Ya Yas

 When the “Ya Yas” were in high school, they hid boys’ shoes in the oven in case their party was busted. Although decades have passed, the seven women still laugh as they recall that night and many others like it. From third through sixth grade, the Ya Yas were taught by Vivian Broberg, top right.Continue reading “A true sisterhood -Real Life Ya Yas”