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A Personal Loss

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Blog Posts, Featured, Uncategorized | 2 comments

I write this in a state of shock. My partner for just over a year, John, passed away last night or early this morning (the cause is still to be determined. I believe he went in his sleep).

He had recently moved to live with family in another state while preparing to apply to graduate schools. We’d been planning for me to make a long visit later in July.

I can only take things one day at a time. Today, it’s a comfort to remember the good times. Among many other things, John was a talented writer, and I’ve talked with his family about getting his stories published. (They tell me he would brag about how smart and talented I was, too.)

For now, I plan to continue working on editing projects that have been scheduled. Work is a comfort sometimes. But there may be interruptions or delays. Your understanding is appreciated.

I can be contacted at my email address.

He was a type B and 6 feet tall. I’m a type A and 5 foot two. In everything else, we were perfectly matched. (Even the differing personality types made us complimentary.)


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  1. Sharon black

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Diane Voit

    Therese, what tragic news! I am so sorry to hear about this loss!

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