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.

No Lapse of Moons

Winnie-the-Pooh and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Among a plethora of poets, these two stand out in framing what the “bear of very little brain”–and so much heart–understood as the exquisitely lacerating inseparability of love and grief once the one we love … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Impalpable Ash

  if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, … Continue reading

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Riding With the King

  Clarabelle, a stunning white-blonde, regally roamed a large enclosure on the right. An Australian Shepard, she may have been in search of subjects to herd. An insanely yippy Jack Russell terrier was barely contained within his own barred space … Continue reading

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The Lady in Orange

    I leaned against a cement pillar. The sun was high and heavy and far too bright. The woman who came over to me wore a vivid orange shift dress. This near stranger, who had led us into the … Continue reading

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