Coping With the Death of a Parent, Everyone Does It Differently

Earlier this week, I was among the millions closely following the Twitter feed from NPR’s Scott Simon, who was tweeting about the final days, weeks and hours of his mother’s life. His mom, Patricia, died on July 29 at the age of 84. Since then, I’ve been amazed by the blowback that Simon has been getting in the Twittersphere about his heartfelt observations from the ICU. Naysayers accused him of taking advantage of his mom’s death, calling it “ridiculous” and …