Modern Grief

In a lot of ways I live a largely online existence. As do many of my friends. It’s normal to me and I don’t think about it on a day-to-day basis, but I know it’s strange to many who know me. It’s becoming more common, however. It will probably never seem odd to my kids.

Wills that speak to one’s digital existence are a thing. People name their online executor and the like. Products that curate our online existences for posterity may already exist but if they don’t they’re inevitable. In the meantime we have lovely and heartbreaking stories like these. Which will, increasingly, be our stories too.

Modern Grief

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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