Category Archives: Love and Loss

The things which strike me and my family, day by day, as we deal with life without a husband and father whose life was cut short by pancreatic cancer.

Family Calling

My father-in-law, who was the youngest of five sons, married the Lady in the Red Dress. Legend has it he attended a dance when he was a student at Boston College Law School and glimpsed a beautiful brunette in a … Continue reading

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Vanished Air

  . . . you are much more than simply dead/  I am a dish for your ashes / I am a fist for your vanished air….                           … Continue reading

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Now Face West

This is the tenth Father’s Day that has dawned for my children without their father here with them.  This year, they all are also separated from each other, occupying different spaces on two continents. Seven years have passed since we … Continue reading

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Full Fathom

I did first ask if it was too soon. In this case, to bowdlerize the first sentence of Love in the Time of Cholera: “It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the run on spices … Continue reading

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