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.

A Ghostly Galleon’s Glow

When the sky is cloudless, the sun begins to peek above the tree line and lights the  sculpted monochromatic red-brown forms as if they were candles.  They glow with fire.  A strand of spiderweb makes itself known only by razor-edged … Continue reading

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Layered Gold

  It is only in the high 90s. The 11th Century fort on the hill to our left glows bright copper in afternoon’s high sun. The desert city is layered gold. Mottled cream and caramel cows and goats neither yield … Continue reading

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Forever Home

      “Tom Brady.”  Hand-printed on the SPCA’s yellow card. Male, tri-color   Age: 1 – 1  1/2 Why here?  Stray, found in Nottingham NH Responds to name: Yes House trained: semi  The penultimate question’s answer would prove inaccurate, … Continue reading

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Beveled Blue

My husband’s out-of-the-blue diagnosis was confirmed seven years ago.  It was a suffocatingly hot morning, the last Monday in June. For weeks beforehand I had a profound and decreasingly punctuated sense of dread. I was at the wheel of the … Continue reading

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