Monthly Archives: October 2020

The First Infusion

The first immunotherapy session was anticlimactic. Two days before, I had been tested for Covid, an unpleasant and exceptionally long 30 seconds during which a hazmat-suited nurse twirled Q-tips into my nostrils. This was my third test and I have … Continue reading

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I Voted

I voted yesterday. I got to the polls shortly after they opened at 1 p.m., and already the line waiting to enter the McLean community center stretched and wound 600 yards. The sky was the color of dead fish and … Continue reading

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A New Direction

I have decided to leave my cancerous bladder, still-healthy prostate, and nearby lymph nodes, where they are, which is to say inside my body. The operation I was considering on the advice of my oncologist was simply too complicated and … Continue reading

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Joyless and Loveless

By Elayne Griffin Baker There’s no literature or poetry in the White House. No music. No Kennedy Center award celebrations. There are no pets in this White House. No loyal man’s best friend. No Socks the family cat. No kids’ … Continue reading

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Sssscammm!

Hello! Kindly advise if your company has the license or capability to execute a mutil (sic) million contract supply project for the Government of Algeria. kindly furnish me your response. Thank you and treat very urgent. Looking forward to an … Continue reading

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Friends

This is for my friends. They have listened to me bitch, whine, moan, and make myself otherwise ridiculously pitiable (or perhaps pitiful) over the last decade as my health took a nosedive and my perception of mortality sharpened. Thank you. … Continue reading

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