"Memories of a Penitent Heart" recalls the life of Miguel Dieppa, who died in 1987.
Allison: Harnessing loss and embracing nostalgia drives happiness, decreases loneliness, sparks creativity, and boosts resilience
A couple of weeks ago my husband had business in Jacksonville, Florida. I asked to tag along as that city has so much nostalgia for me. Landon was my high school and we lived in a quaint apartment on San Marco Boulevard.
In October 2015, Bernie would make one more journey before his death, once again to Washington, D.C., to attend the presentation
It hurts to admit this, naturally, but the truth is that if I'd been visiting him more frequently, I'd know he has a plethora
Given enough time, almost any house will collect ghosts. My house has plenty, even though I'm not one for hanging onto the past. Usually they creep in silently, like dust bunnies under the bed: When you see them, you know they must have been there for a long time, but you never catch them coming in the door.
Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.
My nine-year-old son had a great time at the Paul McCartney concert my wife and I took him to see. It was full of flashing lights, pyrotechnics, psychedelic videos and familiar classics that we had listened to a lot together.
It's the last concrete remnant of my nuclear family.
High school can evoke bad memories, of cliques and hormone-infused drama, of memorizing World War I dates, of diagramming sentences and conjugating Latin verbs and struggling through Calculus. Of being plagued by self-doubt and wanting desperately to fit in.