Don Yacona

  • commented on PRESSURE 2018-05-29 11:56:23 -0700
    I’m looking forward to it

  • commented on Book Anxiety 2018-05-04 15:38:23 -0700
    YOU DID IT! Pop the champagne! I’ll be expecting my free copy in the mail. Congrats!

  • commented on Five Years My Love 2018-04-30 12:15:38 -0700
    Gabe,

    Since I began this journey almost three years ago, that might have been the best thing I have read.

    We were a month short of being “us” when Arlene passed. On July 6th of this year, we would have been 35 years together. We were robbed, and it sucks.

  • commented on Five Years of Missing Chuck 2018-04-25 15:31:22 -0700
    I’m so very sorry

  • commented on Meeting Myself in the Dark 2018-04-23 12:14:07 -0700
    I love “Oh I figured you’re so busy enjoying your new life, I didn’t want to bother you!”. Its just like “If you need anything just call”. We live in an age where Facebook likes and texts take the place of a phone call, never mind “hey, lets go have coffee”.

    People “move on”. for us, it’s always there.

  • commented on My Husband Died and All I Got Was This Lousy Book 2018-04-10 11:07:29 -0700
    I cannot wait to read this magnificent volume! And a free copy would be a lovely gesture.

    Seriously, I’m so glad this is coming together for you.

  • commented on A Mindful Conversation 2018-03-06 11:06:28 -0800
    But its too cold and slippery

  • commented on This One isn't for You, if You're Offended by the F Word~ 2018-01-31 11:09:11 -0800
    A FUCKING men! Fucking preach sista PREACH!

  • commented on Flowers, Cake, and Change 2018-01-19 12:47:43 -0800
    I love this, I’m happy for you

  • commented on The Obnoxious Holiday Letter 2017-12-22 16:47:09 -0800
    What we need are a line of cards from widoed folk to those who still have their partners. Like us posing with our patners headstone with a Santa hat on. Send those to the ones whos lives are obnoxiously perfect. Then on Valenitnes day we can send “Happy you still have your partner and mine is in the ground day” cards. Think Hallmark’ll buy it? How ’bout Spencer Gifts?

  • commented on As this Odyssey of Love Expands~ 2017-12-13 09:39:52 -0800
    #saytheirname

    Arlene

    Now please come to NYC so I may view it or write it myself!

    I love this!

  • commented on Toronto Bound .... 2017-11-09 11:27:56 -0800
    Trust me, in Arlene’s heaven, there are bakeries and if she met Don up there, she and her mother would be bringing a cake, knowing Arlene, probably 3.

  • commented on Just a Cup of Coffee 2017-11-06 09:44:28 -0800
    I have that wish every day. I truly hate sitting in my livingroom in the morning and looking over to where Arlene would be sitting and seeing the empty seat. I miss having my coffee with her in the morning. Ironically, I am reading this in the very coffee shop where I was heading when I got a call from the hospital telling me that she had coded and did I want them to do CPR on the day she passed.

  • commented on Moment of Silence for Football Widows .... 2017-10-09 11:22:58 -0700
    What about us widowers of shopaholics?

  • commented on Live Life 2017-10-02 12:18:50 -0700
    Amazing! First I have to say that I truly despise the phrase “Happiness is a choice”. Walk in my shoes and see how you like it if someone says that to YOU!
    Second, I’m 27, almost 28 months out and I have done things because I have a lot of “Shoulda dones” with Arlene and I don’t want that for me. So I have a bucket list, I traveled 5 times, 3 of them during year two. And this summer, I went zip lining and I also rode in the front seat of an open cockpit biplane. I had wanted to try skydiving but apparently I’m too fat. One day maybe, I hope. When I join her, I want as few regrets as possible. And who knows, maybe I’ll be able to find a place that will let a middle aged, fat, bald and nearsighted guy jump out of a perfectly good airplane. I can dream can’t I?

  • commented on Junk Mail - Repost 2017-09-28 11:26:09 -0700
    I get mail and magazines. They don’t set me off. What sets me off are the phone calls on my cell asking for her. I used to scream, reason, threaten. Now I just tell them to call xxx-xxx-xxxx and tell them"I garantee she’s there. I was there with her this morning but she didn’t have anything to say" Then I tell them not to take no for an answer when they call. The number I give them is the cemetery. I’d give them the address, but I’m afraid I’ll drive up and there would be a UPS box in front of her stone.

  • commented on Yeah, I'm Good With it~ 2017-09-27 11:03:26 -0700
    A-Fuckin-MEN!

  • commented on Anxiety 2017-09-08 11:01:58 -0700
    WONDERFUL!

  • commented on Parallel Lives 2017-08-26 09:47:32 -0700
    You don’t know how happy I am for you right now. I think you are showing real courage, and I think you know how seriously I take that “C” word. I use it very very sparingly. God bless you.

  • commented on Sorry Too Late 2017-08-24 11:01:56 -0700
    I totally get that. In the last few months, my trips to the supermarket have been with the company of The Grief Monster. I’m food shopping for just me and I pass things that she would have bought. It truly sucks.