Monthly Archives: May 2013

Surgery #5

It is the evening of the day. There will a thousand more evenings, and a thousand more days, but this evening, I have been told I am cancer free. I’m both grateful and wary. I have discovered that these tricky … Continue reading

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Surgery #5

It is the evening of the day. There will a thousand more evenings, and a thousand more days, but this evening, I have been told I am cancer free. I’m both grateful and wary. I have discovered that these tricky … Continue reading

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Procedure No. 5

Oh hum. Another procedure tomorrow, the fifth one to be exact, and I should be used to this by now but I’m not. There’s still something deeply disturbing about being put under and having someone snip away at your innards. … Continue reading

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Clocks

There are, at last count, 22 time-telling devices in my house, not counting the watches I stopped wearing several years ago, or the various phones, iPads and computers that litter my environment. The clocks are on every floor and in … Continue reading

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Irritating Reads

Few things are more frustrating–literarily speaking–than bad books by good authors, and it’s been my ill luck to pick three in a row. You know the drill–the book is barely good enough to keep you reading, and even though it’s … Continue reading

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Discomfort

Most of us, from childhood, are prey to some sort of chronic discomfort. It’s far short of agony or even pain; it is basically the feeling that something is amiss, not seriously so but just enough to be noticed. Splinters … Continue reading

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Advice

I know a man who has an autistic child; he delights in retelling the story of being approached by a well-meaning neighbor who, seeing the child’s state, suggested, “You should bring him to a doctor.” We live in a world … Continue reading

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