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.

Birthdays of the Dead

I wrote this post five years ago, while leaning on one of many pairs of crutches (the coolest among them, with built-in reflectors) I accrued as I quite literally fell to pieces as a half-decade younger widow.  Back then I … Continue reading

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Deaf Stone Alone

“Now, I don’t know much about the sea, but I do know that’s the way it is here.   And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to measure yourself … Continue reading

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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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