Confessions of an Anxious Mortician

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Theory vs Practice In Death Care

Here’s one of the things (of many) they don’t tell you whilst attending Mortuary School… the emotions you’re gonna feel with families is UNREAL. There are so many long stories I could tell you right now, but I’ll keep it short ’cause I are tirrred. Between yesterday’s Graveside for a 50-something woman who met her […]

Learning To Find My Glimmers

I don’t know about you, but I feel like this year has been a friggin’ decade! For reasons I’ll discuss when I’m ready, my world took a big ol’ shit dive this past March. I’ve been struggling to find my true self since then. Lots of ups and downs. So many downs! But I’m still […]

Rave At Close Of Day… Rage!

Ok, so. It’s the 7th of August 2023. I’m getting ready to turn 45. And by ready, I mean that I am fighting against the dying of the light. I never thought I would make it past 24. So, like… what?? I’m 45. FORTY-FIVE!! “Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn […]

All Alone At The Funeral Home

Ok. So. My boss and my co-worker (my boss’s son) are in Michigan for a week. I’m all alone at the funeral home for a week. All.Alone. Surprisingly, my anxiety is very low. It’s either because of my meds, or because I actually have confidence in myself. WHAT?? con·fi·dence: the feeling or belief that one […]

I Actually DO Make A Difference!

WARNING: This post is the longest one I’ve written in a very long time. I hope it’s worth it… For so many years I floundered on the shore of existence. I would say 39, but I guess technically my first 5 years (on this subject) didn’t count; only because it wasn’t before then that I […]

Pick Me Up Wednesday. 6.28.23

“Get your life together…” …,she said. And then she ate some chocolate at 7:30pm on a Wednesday. And now she’s watching Season 7 Episode 6 of ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ “A Body To Die For,” on Peacock, with guest “star” Sally Struthers. Side Note…. Ummmm…..what is happening up there??

Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum

If I were a rich old lady, Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum! I would be eccentric! Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum!! (But I’m just poor and mediocre.) So I’m just neurotic. Ya ba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dibba dum!!! Image borrowed from Thank you!

I’m Vertical! How Are You?

I’m still here. Not quite sure where “here” is, or what that means, but apparently, it’s “here.” HERE. I would say I’m still standing, but, ummm… Let’s go with vertical, shall we? Anywhoo….. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2023. A licensed Funeral Director. Who would’ve thunk it? Not me! (Except, maybe little Hilary, circa 1985)

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