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Weekly Writing Challenge – Ghosts of December 23rds Past

The December 23rd of the past I write of is December 23rd of 1996. That was the last time my family was whole. We were 84 days into the final 99 days of my younger brother’s short life. Prolonged mysterious … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Deja Vu

Have you ever truly felt déjà vu, the sensation that you’ve already had the experience you’re currently having? Yes and it is some of the most surreal moments of my life when this feeling sweeps over me. The familiarity is … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Buffalo Nickel

Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year? So the coin I found is from the year 1995. That … Continue reading

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To Honor My Mother

Today is my mother’s birthday. Had she lived to see this day, she would have celebrated her 72nd birthday. Almost three years ago she succumbed to lung cancer. What follows is the eulogy I delivered at her funeral. It was … Continue reading

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Sixteen years ago today I lost my brother Kevin to Colo-Rectal Cancer. He was 29 and my only sibling. His death was a seminal moment in my life, the kind of experience you just cannot fathom before it actually occurs. … Continue reading

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Swift Blogging Challenge – Part One – 3,2,1 – Something I am Afraid of

This is my first of five  responses to Tilda Swift’s blogging challenge. I hope you find these interesting and I encourage you to join in the challenge. If not, at least comment on mine. Something I am Afraid Of… Cancer. … Continue reading

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