Ryan James
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan James Jul 25, 2014. 8 Replies

Hello to all of you, thought I'd do the deed and follow the rules with an introduction. My name is Ryan, I'm 42 and live in a small town in Northern Pennsylvania. I'm a machinist by trade, and a…Continue

 

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Ryan James commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Ken, you're definitely doing the right thing. Offer your support and help and check on her as frequently as you feel you can. She'll come around and it will take time for her, and you to process the sudden change in life as you knew it,…"
Feb 11, 2015
Michael J. K. replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"I just looked up the one book on father loss and bought it.  I will respond more when I get it.  HUGS Ryan and the rest of the men on here."
Oct 20, 2014
Ryan James replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Thank you Ed for this recommendation, I will definitely check this one out too."
Oct 20, 2014
Edward Warden replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Reading Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking, about her dealing with the death of her husband, helped me a great deal after my father died.  It made me realize that what I was going through was not unusual, and knowing that someone…"
Oct 17, 2014
Don Dixon replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Hi Ryan,   I wanted to recommend a book which greatly helped me come to grips with my own feelings and emotions. Check this out-  http://www.amazon.com/Fatherloss-Sons-Terms-Deaths-Their/dp/0786884495 I know, you might think, how's a…"
Oct 17, 2014
Ryan James replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Thank you, I truly was blessed and I am thankful for it every day, through it all.  Your sentiment is so true, and right....he is around me, in the next room as you say. I believe that! Thanks again."
Oct 17, 2014
Upside down bloke replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"So Sorry Ryan. You were blessed to have such a dad. Remember though he hasn't really gone. He's just in the next room."
Oct 17, 2014
Ryan James replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Thanks Micheal, appreciate the thought. It's been a difficult summer of change without my person...all the things we used to do together, I'm alone now and it's not been so easy to keep sane all the time. Autumn was his favorite,…"
Oct 17, 2014
Michael J. K. replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Ryan sending you love, hope, courage, and kindness.   Knowing how hard it is to loose a father. "
Oct 17, 2014
Ryan James commented on Brian Burnham's group Remembering Dad
"Coming up on the 6 month mark / half a year since my father's passing. In ways it seems like there has been some peace with things, in other ways it's still like day 1. I know this is completely individual for all men, some of us share…"
Sep 12, 2014
Ryan James replied to O'Neal's discussion I Have a Touchy Co-Worker...
"That's freakin' hilarious!  "
Sep 9, 2014
Ryan James replied to charles's discussion hello
"Welcome aboard Charles."
Aug 25, 2014
Ryan James replied to Regular Joe's discussion Cool Things To See / Do In And Around Portland, Maine
"I was in Bar Harbor, not really too far away from Portland, most definitely worth the experience if you've got the time. Lobster, calms and micro brew...there are two great ones around that area, Maine Coast Brewing Co, and Lompoc brewing Co.…"
Aug 5, 2014
Ryan James replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"Thank you Don, for your words and your encouragement.  It's going to be a long haul, I know and I'm just going with it day by day and being there for my mom. Not a single moment of any day passes without feeling like I'm lost…"
Aug 4, 2014
Don Dixon replied to Ryan James's discussion Foreclosure of a dream in the group Remembering Dad
"So sorry for your loss, Ryan. I lost my Dad in Feb 2012. The first year was horrible. The 2nd year was still rough. Then, it eased up a bit. i still have my bad days, ups and downs. I can't say that it gets any better or easier, I am just able…"
Aug 3, 2014
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Outdoors, fishing, gardening, muscle cars, hunting and most of all..being a Dad
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Hunt for Red October, The Old Man and the Sea, Death In The Long Grass
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Dances With Wolves, Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Last of the Mohicans
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Guns n Roses, Eagles, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Ozzy, Sabbath, so many...
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Know many, trust few...but always paddle your own canoe.

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At 3:58pm on July 26, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, Ryan. Great to have you with us!

 
 
 

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