Letter from the Editor, June 2002
By Kara L.C. Jones

Summer is here. June brings the dreaded Fathers Day with it. It brings Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's hoping we've brought you lots of helpful content for getting through the never-ending day :)

Seriously, we have a very full issue this month. We've got some insightful poetry from Katie Hodge offered in memory of her Peanut, a birthday honoring for Nora Elizabeth from her mom Christine, and a view of Father's Day in the light of loss from Connie Smith. Our articles include information about and from Neo Fight, GriefandRenewal, NSS, Grieving Parents. There is also an article about PCOS -- if you don't know what that acronym means, please read this article! Don't miss the Featured articles offering a review of UNITE's book "Seasons of Grief," and our in-house "Weekend in the Life..." review of the MISS Passage Conference that took place last month in AZ.

Also, stop by and catch the latest entries in the Loss Dictionary. If you find words missing, please email us with your contributions. Together we'll build a language to address grief. And we have some new additions, sadly, to our Honor Garden. My heart to all of you who are enduring the death of a child. If your child's name is listed in our Garden, thank you for letting us mark a place for your cherished loved one. If your memorial for your child is not yet included there, please email us with name, dates, and a line or two for a dedication. You also might be interested in checking out the updated "Grief Links" page, too. Several new resources have been listed there this month.

There's alot to read and discover. Hope you will surf through and find something that is of value as you tromp through this forest of grief. As always, thank you very much for your support and readership.

Miracles to you!

This page is dedicated to Dakota
Born and died March 11, 1999


Author Biography
Kara lives on Vashon Island which is a much more awesome place than she ever imagined it would be. She is a poet, bookmaker, wife, teacher, mother to a stillborn son, facilitator, receptionist, founder, struggling p.t.barnum, turtle faithful, editor, artist, and a million other things that will prevent you from putting her in any one particular label box! Kara teaches through local art centers, artists in the schools programs, KotaPress and independently. To find out more about her, see:


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