Tag Archives: In Memoriam

March 27

My Tribute to Cane

Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows I am a huge dog lover and advocate for pit bulls. As a breed, pit bulls are misunderstood and misrepresented. Last year I learned of one amazing pitbull that I was inspired by and shared my own thoughts. Cane was adopted from a shelter in […]

March 26

Unmeasurable Love

Originally posted on Alive Today:
Today I cried. I mourned an event that hasn’t happened but someday will shatter my heart. You see, I believe in soul mates. I believe that soul mates can come in all shapes and sizes. I also believe that you can have a few soul mates for different pieces of…

February 16

‘It’s My Party’ Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

January 15

Eulogy for a Father

Eulogy for Colonel William Goldsmith, M.D. The death of one’s parent is a humbling experience. This week, I have come to know my father beyond who he was as a caretaker. I saw him through the eyes of his patients, heard him through the words of his air force peers, and understood him through the […]

December 21

Cane’s Bucket List

** From Cane’s Facebook Page. ** Cane’s Bucket List is dedicated to a loving 6 year old Pit Bull who is diagnosed with thyroid cancer with only months to cherish. I am inspired by Cane’s owners who are going through the loss of a beloved pet and yet working to raise awareness of pitbulls as […]

December 01

R.I.P. Paul Walker

Actor Paul Walker — a self-styled adrenaline junkie best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” movies — was killed Saturday in a fiery single-car wreck in Southern California. I was a huge fan of Paul Walker and eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the franchise.

July 14

‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31

Today Cory Monteith, who played heart throb Finn Hudson on Fox’s “Glee,” was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday. Even though I wasn’t a regular viewer of the TV series, it is still a shock when someone within my generation dies. Monteith had recently completed treatment for substance addiction. On March 31 of this year, […]

The Quaker Way

This In Memoriam is about a stranger. Last night, a friend posted about someone who he had lost to breast cancer. The post and the passing of a complete stranger got me thinking about life, love, loss, and how world faiths mourn. Although I am born Jewish and I know Mourner’s Kaddish by heart, I […]

A Eulogy for PFLAG Founder – Jeanne Manford

40 years ago, a schoolteacher started Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) without the benefit of any of the technology that today makes a grassroots movement so easy to organize. No Internet. No cellphones. Just a deep love for her son and a sign reading “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for […]

San Francisco Mourns the Loss of an Icon

One of San Francisco’s twin Brown sisters has died. Who are the Brown Sisters you ask? Vivian and her twin, Marian, were San Francisco landmarks for decades, dressing in meticulously matching outfits strolling in Union Square. They even caught the eye of San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen. I only saw them a few times, […]