Tag: Spirituality

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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First Travel in Years

So this year I took my first travel after Ruth’s death.  Truthfully, there is no fun in going anywhere any more, and I’ve had no desire to travel. But I am doing this for a number of reasons.  The first is to force myself out of my doldrums.  Even though traveling without your significant other …

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