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  • Lent 2023, Day 11: Ascent. Requiescat in Pace.

    “It was surreal, writing an obituary, for my mom, who died of cancer, in a room full of patients, fighting cancer.”

  • Lent 2023, Day` 4: I almost died 9 years ago.

    So the doctor who couldn’t be bothered to help prevent my developing deadly blood clots died of… blood clots.

  • The Making of the Man.

    I love you. You make me proud to be Player 2.

  • Not goodbye.

    It’s not goodbye. It’s just like she always use to say to us kids before we’d leave for school: “See you later, alligator. After while, crocodile.” And give Joscelyne so many kisses for me.

  • The Decade of Wistful Thinking.

    “K, upon hearing that she had visited with us all in those final weeks, supposed her spirit was leading her to say goodbye, to give some closure. I held in my heart that suggestion, even as I knew I’d only get closure at my own death. My very act of living is a testimony of her death.”

  • Lent 2021, Day 10: Previously On.

    “What is grief, if not love persevering?”


  • Lent 2021, Day 2: In my beginning is my end.

    The ecclesiastical psalminess of T.S. Eliot.

  • Living the parting hour.

    On the Death of Anne Brontë By Charlotte Bronte There’s little joy in life for me,      And little terror in the grave;I ‘ve lived the parting hour to see      Of one I would have…

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    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 left, quietly,…

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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…