Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

learning happiness

The Dalai Lama was in London this week addressing an audience on the subject of happiness. While watching a video about his appearance, it struck me that I was smiling … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

miseducated me

My son started primary school last week. It’s all going to be fine, I told myself. He’s ready and I’m prepared, I’d decided breezily, not yet knowing that there was actually … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 16 Comments

drowned world

Having spent the last three years writing about grief since the death of my wife in 2012, I tend not to write about things that don’t immediately touch my personal … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 7 Comments

timing time

About fours weeks ago I decided to wrap up my blog and write my final post. I told myself to wait, though; I needed to figure out whether my decision to … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 50 Comments

crashing waves

A friend emailed me this morning after reading something he thought I might like to see. ‘Now in my defence,’ he began, ‘I never send you stuff like this, but I stumbled … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 15 Comments

lost friend

It has been a while but I woke up this morning with words in my head that I wanted to pass onto friends who have lost someone they love. Lost … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 26 Comments

board games

I used to play snakes and ladders with my family when I was a child. Being the youngest of three boys, it was one of the few games that levelled … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 11 Comments

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