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.

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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Warp and Weft

Movers could have unfurled the enormous Persian rug in one of two ways. Once spread out, it fills more square feet than did our entire first apartment as newlywed grad students. A symmetrical design falls away in layers from a central … Continue reading

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Anniversary in Amber

  A date announced itself on this summer’s calendar, swooping in to mark what is known in our household as an anniversary “of significance.” Such milestones ordinarily are divisible by five, and are of extra note if divisible by ten. … Continue reading

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