Tag Archives: pancreatic cancer

Jubilation in Unlikely Places

What does jubilation look like? Does it look the same to the grieving as it does to those not mired in grief? Jubilation is different in kind, and not merely in magnitude, from happiness–and happiness itself may seem out-of-reach to those … Continue reading

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Why I Hate “Bucket Lists”

    The term “bucket list” appears to have originated as a type of sorting algorithm in computer programming. Since an eponymous 2007 film, it has come to stand for a checklist of things to do before one dies. In any … Continue reading

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Zero-Visibility Blogging: My Second Blogiversary!

I just drove my daughter to the airport on this week’s second white-shrouded zero-visibility travelling morning. Metaphorically, on my second blogiversary it remains difficult to see all of gems which may glitter in the most unexpected places once the fog lifts. … 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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