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James M. Chesbro

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James M Chesbro is the author of A Lion in the Snow: Essays on a Father’s Journey Home. His work has appeared in The Writer’s Chronicle, America, The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, The Millions, Essay Daily, and The Huffington Post. Essays from A Lion in the Snow were chosen as notable selections in The Best American Essays series 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, as well as The Best American Sports Writing 2014.

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What Do We Do on Birthdays of the Dead?

Today my dad would have turned 78 years-old. On this bright morning when the sun can shoot through empty branches, I'm wondering what others do on birthdays of the dead.

We spend our lives thinking of them, in a distinctive way, on a specific date, and in ways big and small celebrate their life. What are we to do after they are no longer here?

He's an admission: I've never visited my father's grave Read more of this blog post »
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