Daughter and Mother

“You’ll never teach me anything” was the worst thing my mother ever said to me. Those words, spoken in a deep, uncharacteristic voice, dragged out of her clenched jaw and were emphasized by unwavering eyes. I do not recall any other details of that barn-burner, not when nor why, but…


This was a big song for me in my early twenties, a time when I was never more miserable in my life. And it was obvious on my face. While out at a bar a complete stranger was compelled to tell me I was the most depressed person they had…


My prized “possession”

At the rare chance to truly sit down with my thoughts for a moment I chose to assess how this month (March 2020- April 2020) has affected my perspective on life. I’ve had the great privilege and luxury of being safe and healthy, thus making me act diligently to preserve…


Today is a milestone birthday for my brother, Timmy. He would be 50. His lifestyle gifted him just 46 years. It may sound callous to say, but if you knew him, you’d understand his early death was not a surprise. I try to think about his positive contributions to the…


Carmen J. Corbi, my loving father was alive for exactly 12 years and 353 days of my life.

He died on this day, Valentine’s Day 1988. He was only 48 years old. He was on a waiting list for a heart and lung transplant (in 1988, this was not necessarily…


On February 1, 1988 my father spent his 48th birthday, his last birthday, in the hospital getting an angioplasty which is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels (coronary arteries) that supply blood to the heart. As a 12 year-old I remember hearing it as; “your dad is…


It’s hard not to feel some kind of reaction after reading a title like that. And rightfully so, because it’s a reminder of the four years when you endured life’s most intense (and uncomfortable) growth while being surrounded by other adolescents. And angsty teenagers are not known for their good…


A year ago today, I had a terrifying and unforgettable experience. The scene was typical, my husband and I were talking in the car on the way home from work, but in a split-second I felt a wave of heavy confusion enveloping my head from behind and my next words…


Today is a roller coaster. This morning my friend said I looked like I was “about to kick some ass today” so in that spirit, here it goes.

The following disjointed thoughts and random musings are brought to you by raw emotion and the 10th anniversary of my mother’s death…

Andrea Corbi Fein

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store