People | Family | Grief

The Thrill and Grief of Being a Singlehanded Sailor

I still wonder, what is the right amount of time to grieve?

“I’m not doing this with you again!” I yelled. “You need to get help.”

y, when she did die, I didn’t quite understand it. She had been her own best advocate in hospitals, demanding that doctors and nurses provide her the lifesaving care she deserved. Yet on July 18, 2015, she took her own life with a lethal overdose of the prescription opioids on which she had long been dependent.


I got behind the helm and stared out into the ocean ahead, until I felt that familiar sea hypnosis.