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.

Out and Away

All it’ll take is just one moment and You can say goodbye to how we had it planned Fear like a habit, run like a rabbit, out and away Through the screen door to the unknown…. Left like a pharaoh … Continue reading

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Cover Me

  Every once in a while I experience a fresh burst of heartache when I listen to a song that Jim can’t hear. Before there was Pandora (in her modern incarnation), I had someone who took my tastes in music … Continue reading

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In Spite of Spirit, In Spirit of Spite

In Newbury, Massachusetts, a lone house stands only a few bubbles short of round on the giving surface of acres of marshland. In daylight’s glare the exterior is a Pepto pink not found in nature.  Decades of gusting winds with … Continue reading

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Ringed Round by Green

“If I could strip a sunflower bare to its bare soul, I would rebuild it: Green inside of green, ringed round by green. There’d be nothing but new flowers anymore. Absolute Christmas.” Donald Revell’s poem of never-ending green, the “furnace … Continue reading

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