Tag Archives: grief

My Own Private Penguin

2016’s nine favorite stateside phone camera shots include nine geese-a-flying, six ports, four seasons (heavy on autumn), three states, two sunsets and sunrises, and one heart-shaped bivalve immobilized by the weight of burnished sand. At the center of my array … Continue reading

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Like a Burning Spear

It’s about 1:30 a.m. and I’m thirteen hours into a ten-hour trip in the dog days of August. I’m alone in the baby blue mom van, lost off a highway, pulled over in a dingy industrial park somewhere in Connecticut–either … Continue reading

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The Last Lap

  It was an unspeakably awful thing to say. After an exhausting and unnecessary verbal battle, the hospice’s medical director–who had been openly skeptical of my physician husband’s emphatic wish not to die in a hospital (at least when I … Continue reading

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A Wishbone Sunset and a Journey Home

  July 16th, 2016. At the appointed late afternoon hour,  one of our daughters was a wedding guest several hours away. She was in the same chapel where, at a service of remembrance four winters ago, the sun had suddenly … Continue reading

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