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  • Intensive Care Unit

    Lent 2019: Dreading the unexpected, even when it’s expected.

      (Image Source)   Last month, my mom was admitted to the hospital for a list of reasons: kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, dehydration, anemia, and the flu. When my brother…

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    Untitled. Or “Yes, I do prefer the company of the dead.”

    “Sarah Mae Flemming (2nd from left) is joined by Julia E. King and attorneys Lincoln C. Jenkins & Matthew J. Perry.The photograph was taken by John W. Goodwin, a Columbia [S.C.] photographer.”…

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    Flashback Friday: That time Lincoln planned to free the slaves and send them south of the border.

    Engraving by Thomas Nast in 1865. (Source)   I recently binge-listened to “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” by David W. Blight on Audible. It clocks in at nearly 37 hours, and makes…

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    Festivus 2018

      It’s Festivus, and if you don’t know what it is, or need a refresher, watch this:     When I mentioned that I haven’t done any public airing of grievances in…

  • kg1

    Some Sunday Stuff: December 23rd.

    Merry Christmas Eve’s Eve! If you’re still doing last minute holiday shopping/ cooking/ cleaning/ running ragged, I understand! I spent the hours before my mom-in-law flew in from Trinidad on Friday literally…

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    Some Sunday Stuff: December 9th.

    Albert Einstein (via Bored Panda)   It’s been a while since I posted a “Some… Stuff”. My bad. Allow me to rectify that today with some links that I find interesting, and…

  • liliandgoo

    The opposite of her.

    Me, on my 3rd birthday, and Jos, 6 months, in 1985.    “A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel   It’s the sixth year since she…

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    The Problem is… you think you’re in control.

    Getting IVIG through a peripheral IV in my right hand in 2012. (photo, my own)   Just think of this post as a little corollary to Tuesday’s. I realized pretty much as…

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    The Problem is… you think you have time.

    Clockwise from top right: Jean-Michel Basquiat (image cr.); Dr. Martin Luther King with wife, Coretta, and daughter, Bernice (image cr.); Amy Winehouse (image cr.); and Marilyn Monroe (image cr.).   It’s Holy…

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    Little Lulu, we love you.

    “Louise as the winsome French girl in Now We’re in the Air (1927).” (Photo and caption from “Lulu Forever”)    I think the first time I can recall hearing the name “Louise Brooks” was…