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The Rusty Nail

It is Jim’s birthday.   The last birthday he spent with us fell one month, to the day, after the November afternoon when we learned my husband’s illness was incurable. It has been said that by one’s 50th birthday, one … Continue reading

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(Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique) On Nesting and Nightmares

The shot is one-of-a-kind. These are the steps my husband Jim took in order to get it: 1.  He took us–me and our sons and daughters–to the other side of the world. 2.  The World’s Most Interesting Man guided us … Continue reading

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Leader of the Flock

I know how some people feel about those who relate their dreams. I’m going to tell you about them anyway. Last night my dream self encountered one of those bizarre amalgams of ordinary nagging subconscious fears–of being late, of having … Continue reading

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Whispers from the Wings

In a recent post I contemplated Frederick Buechner’s definition of compassion in Wishful Thinking. A cousin’s comment on that post has had me thinking about another essay in the same book, concerning what we take to be coincidental: “I believe that … Continue reading

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