Archive for April 2012

Bucket List

Death and grief teach many things… what you want your life to mean, how you want to spend your life on earth. Many create lists of things they want to see or do before they die – the Bucket List – and use it as a barometer for how much they have lived. This week…

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The celebration of two lives

Most of us don’t remember April 25, 1991. But that Thursday was the defining moment in the life of Kate Atwood. Because that day, Kate’s mom, Audrey K. Atwood, lost her battle with breast cancer at age 42. On this day, 21 years later, as Kate celebrates her mom, I wanted to take a minute…

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Remembering: National Crime Victims' Rights Week

April 22-28, 2012 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  Kate’s Club participated in an opening reception to observe this important advocacy initiative at the Restorative Justice Center on Monday.  Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. sponsored the event during which several local leaders presented on this year’s slogan:  “Extending the Vision, Reaching Every Victim.”   The presenting…

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Living forever

Something really cool happened to me this week. I heard a new story about my dad. This might seem very simple, and, in a way, it is. It’s also incredibly complex. I’ve written about my dad a handful of times in this space, but for new readers, I lost my dad 16 years ago when…

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