Linda Gray Sexton

A Call for Cody

By Linda Gray Sexton / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

I call out Cody’s name but he does not respond. He does not wag his tail, or even look to me for reassurance. His body is stiff, his mouth foaming, his legs paddle in the air, his eyes have rolled back and have no visible iris. He is in the middle of a grand mal…

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Missing the Home We Knew

By Linda Gray Sexton / February 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

How often do we return to a place where we once lived, or loved, during a different period in our lives, only to find it changed? Last week, Brad and I went back to San Francisco’s Bay Area, the wealthy suburbs just south of the city. He and I had lived and worked there for…

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There Will Always Be Books

By Linda Gray Sexton / January 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

I am in my writing room, procrastinating, having deserted my computer. It is three o’clock on a Tuesday afternoon and I am supposed to be working on my new memoir. Then a thought occurs to me and I break away, freed from distraction.  What was I doing there, cozied up on the couch? Reading. Being Mortal:…

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Legacies of Love

By Linda Gray Sexton / November 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Sometimes the years shift forward abruptly, like an earthquake: so much changes in the space of a second. This last Friday I was caught up short as I sat down at my desk and opened my computer.  Nestled in my inbox was an email from the son of my best friend, Myrna, who died from…

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#DogsRock

By Linda Gray Sexton / November 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Does it ever seem to you that we are bombarded by hashtags? Particularly when it comes to certain days or months for a particular and sometimes obscure cause, object, or person? It used to be that we only had the more obvious President’s Day, Mother’s Day and Columbus Day, but now we have a great…

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A Tale of Watery Woe

By Linda Gray Sexton / October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

The phone call from the pet-sitter came through on my mobile at eleven p.m. E.S.T, just as we were sitting down to dinner in California. Our vacation thus-far had been terrific: first, Brad’s fiftieth high school reunion in Chicago, where we had the luxury of four days with his family as well as the blast…

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Books, Bananas and Bunnies

By Linda Gray Sexton / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Being a grandparent is supposed to be one of life’s greatest joys, and, in fact, this coming Sunday is National Grandparents Day. In the past, I did indeed find that when my grandson came to visit us here in Annapolis our happiness was intense–not only because I enjoy him immensely, but because I also get…

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A CONTEST! A CONTEST!

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

I love giveaway contests and I know you do, too–and so I am most pleased to announce that I am sponsoring one for the paperback publication of “Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide,” beginning on December 5th. I know you are dying to find out how I came up with that idea. Well,…

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MY LIFETIME MAILBOX

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

It is a late Sunday afternoon, and I find myself musing over a current experience. In my days right now, there are several losses of love, significant losses–the kind that invite pain into my heart. I remember the past even as I experience the present, and know that in the future I will inevitably find loss in…

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HELLO AGAIN ALL

By Linda Gray Sexton / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hi again all, if there are any of you left! I have been away from this blog for a very long time–months in fact, and am just getting back to it to discover I had been spammed. All that is cleared out now, leaving only the content that you and I had posted. I am hoping…

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