Jakes Hotel

Dear Jakey, The last few weeks, or maybe month, I have been inundated with thoughts, conversations, and different ideas about grief. I have talked more about you in the last month, and to more people, than I have in the previous few years. It is not that I didn’t talk...
Trailer: A Place of Yes

Trailer: A Place of Yes

“We are living every day with the fact that our son died, that our son who was supposed to be alive is not. There’s no easy way around that,” host Heather Straughter said. Heather was 36 when her four-year-old son Jake suddenly died. She thought it would destroy...
Technology

Technology

Dear Jakey, I found a video today of you on an old digital Canon camera. It was quite an ordeal to get the battery charged so that I could see what was on it and then once I got the camera turned on it took me a while to figure out how to scroll through the pictures...
Back Again

Back Again

Dear Jakey, After a 7 year hiatus, I returned to writing to you earlier this month. It was done away from this blog and really gave me a chance to think about all the things that these letters meant to me and why I stopped writing. It was like dipping your toe in the...