• Silence When Tragedy Strikes & the novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 20, 2012
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    This novel reveals the terrible impact of silence upon a couple after¬†tragedy occurs. Silent grief feeds blame & resentment which destroys any ability to communicate. When hard things remain unspoken between people then the distance grows exponentially. One of the beautiful parts of this book is that it is about… Continue Reading

  • The Value of Difficulty

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 2, 2010
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    The outdoor amp where lectures are heard at Chautauqua The title of this post was borrowed from a lecture/conversation between Anne Fadiman (who said it) and Roger Rosenblatt who offered the morning lecture together, on July 1st at Chautauqua Institution (www.ciweb.org.) During the nine weeks of the Institution's summer season… Continue Reading

  • Grief & the Struggle to Go Forward

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • June 29, 2010
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    It's as if a giant stop sign has been dropped into your life when someone experiences grief. The process of grief, like a fingerprint, is unique for each one of us. A year or so ago I read a "My Turn" essay in Newsweek written by the best friend of… Continue Reading

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