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Vanished Air

  . . . you are much more than simply dead/  I am a dish for your ashes / I am a fist for your vanished air….                           … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Natural-Born Teacher

  My friend Elizabeth has the serene and calming presence of many natural-born educators, and happens to be a teacher. And, boy, has she taught me. Still in treatment herself, she knew when to recommend I read “The Last Lecture,” … Continue reading

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Fight or Flight: I Fled; He Flew

To my enduring shame, I–who always considered myself a fierce fighter–fled. It was a warm early July evening in Boston.  Darkness of the traditional kind remained hours away. I sat in a gray chair trying to read an old copy … Continue reading

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