Posts Tagged ‘Mama Jolie’


December 14th, 2012

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Mama Jolie!

Today marks 4 years since Mama Jolie died. Holy hell, does time fly. Over the years, December has become my favorite month: obviously, there’s Christmas, but there’s also my little brother P.’s birthday, as well as Papa Jolie’s birthday (which happens to be Christmas Eve, too). And then, there’s December 14th, which will now always […]

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July 9th, 2012

3.5 Years After Mama Jolie Died – An Update

A few days ago, I received an email from a reader named J. who asked for advice on dealing with the death of a loved one and thanked me for the honest posts I wrote following my own mother’s death in December 2008. I still miss Mama Jolie very much, but luckily the sharp edges […]

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December 14th, 2011

Love to you, Mama Jolie!

As I mentioned yesterday, today is a special, bittersweet day for me: it’s the anniversary of my mother’s death. On a side note, I totally respect when other people feel the need to mitigate the situation for themselves, but for ME, I personally can’t stand when people say somebody “passed away.” My mom didn’t accidentally […]

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December 25th, 2010

Merry Christmas! (And, Jolie is not moving to San Francisco)

Several months ago, I was having late night drinks with a friend from the Bay Area. San Francisco was always one of Mama Jolie’s favorite cities; we lived in Menlo Park briefly when I was younger; and I currently have tons of friends in the area. At times, it seems to me much more cultured […]

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