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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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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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