Tag Archives: In Memoriam

Celebrating the Life of Our Boy Barney

I sat here at the keyboard for a few good minutes reflecting on the following words before tapping finger to first keys. Actually this has sat for a few weeks waiting to be published because it’s been hard for me to finish it. It’s incredibly heartbreaking to put this into words because it once again assures me that our dog Barney isn’t coming back. It’s still difficult to talk about at length without getting emotional. But life goes on while one or two in our case deal with death. …

Grieving Death While Living Life

It’s been just over a week since our little furry one made her way to Doggie Heaven, or the Rainbow Bridge, as many refer to it. It’s still very, very hard to believe she has gone and left us behind to remember her joyful life, celebrate the time and cherish the 13 years/3 days we had with our special one. It took me forever to even say the word cancer much less share the truth that my own little dog was battling it. For someone who lives their life openly on the web, I was for once quiet. …

IN MEMORIAM – ATLANTA LEGEND ASHLEY KRUIZ

It’s amazing how life is one way one minute and very different the next. It’s so very unpredictable and incredibly precious. But when it’s taken away from us unexpectedly is the time we treasure it most. The following post is a heartfelt tribute to my dear sister Ashley Kruiz who sadly passed away very recently after battling incredible illness. There’s so much I’ve wanted to say but have waited until now. I wanted to give myself a few days to process it all. …

WHITNEY HOUSTON RESTS IN PEACE

She came from very humble beginnings to become one of the biggest names in music and film. Whitney Houston has unexpectedly died at the age of 48 years. It hasn’t been released the cause of death but unfortunately like many, Houston had a long going battle with drugs that eventually destroyed her voice and career. …

DEDICATED TO MY DEAR JAMES

… James was unique, special and a big fan of my columns “Steven Spills.” He would often say out to me “Hello! Mr. Spills,” as he came in daily to World Gym past me singing back to him some catchy chorus of The Saturdays, one of the many music in-commons we had. James was a great DJ and his mixes popular to his circle of fortunates. The last time I saw James we were so busy at the gym I only got a quick glance of him coming in as I looked up. …