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When the Planet Shifts

  Before we married, Jim promised me we would have five boys. Because I was very young, somewhat gullible, and only took college laboratory courses because I had to (notwithstanding my lack of scientific skills), I believed him. We had … Continue reading

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In the Beginning . . .

The morning of January 7th was bright blue, clear, cold–though not nearly as bitingly frigid as today. The almost-five of us went to Exeter for breakfast for three.  I could not eat because our child . . . who I … Continue reading

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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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