Letter from the Editor, September 2003
By Kara L.C. Jones

Remembering all those who died on 9/11/01...and all those before & since.

While it completely stinks that you have a need for our Loss Journal, I do hope you will find some bit of comfort, a resources, or some piece of information that will help you on your grief journey. Or if you are a support person to the bereaved, I hope you will find something here to help in the service and support you are offering. But it stinks that someone we love has died, and I am sorry you found a need for our Journal.

This month we have such an odd variety of information. We have several offerings that are part of serial pieces here at Kota. We have Part II of the articles about the loss of one twin where the other survives. This month we are talking with a bereaved grandma of twins, Sue Erickson. We have Part III of our Grief Journey Q & A with more amazing offerings from our online group. And we have more of the never-ending quotes about death, dying, grief, living after the death of a loved one. This month's quotes seem to be really interesting just because of the source materials! Everything from JFK to Shakespeare to various Native American Tribes.

We also have some interesting articles that seem to be a bit off the grief topic -- but they all tie in for one reason or another. We have an interview with that amazing bodyBODY women. Part of the production addresses miscarriage, so there's the tie in -- but they offer so much more in this interview. On the Prevention side of things, we have an interview with Paul DuBois from BACA as he tells us a little about Bikers Against Child Abuse -- very interesting program. We have a "Uterine Monologue" from Joan McCabe that seems to offer lots of information and insight that some of our readers dealing with secondary infertility and PCOS and other reproductive problems might find interesting. Plus we have poetry, ideas for journaling during grief, and sooooo much more.

I can't keep up with everything y'all are contributing -- and I'm so grateful for your input!!! You make this Journal the resources that it is. And I know our readers truly appreciate it as well.

Many thanks and many miracles to you,

Kara L.C. Jones, Dakota's Mommy
Editor-In-Chief, KotaPress

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 - though she'd like to find a stable living situation where she wouldn't have to move for like two or three years at least!! She is a poet, bookmaker, wife, teacher, mother to a stillborn son, facilitator, tech consult, 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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