Tag: Ruth

A Bitter-Sweet Return to Carlsbad

Last week, on the last day of August, I was going to join some friends for a bicycle ride around the Oceanside-San Diego area.  But before meeting them, I decided to take a few minutes to visit a certain place in the town of Carlsbad. It was where Ruth and I spent our honeymoon back …

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Giỗ – An Annual Remembrance

In December, my family had our annual giỗ ̣(pronounced yoh) for Ruth .  Giỗ is the Vietnamese word for the annual remembrance of a family member on the event of their death.  In Asian cultures, it is a death anniversary which is observed every year.  Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other Asian cultures honor this tradition (For …

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An Upbeat Grief Song

I came upon this song by Agnetha Faltskog about a month ago.  I have to say, it is the first upbeat grief song I’ve come upon (at least as I interpret it). I suppose other such songs of lost love exist, but this one song perked my ears only because it came across my path …

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