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Oscar and the Future

I’ve wanted to write about the story of Oscar for a long time, way before this blog came to mind.  It’s only now I feel brave and strong enough – there seems to have been a watershed moment where I finally feel I can use my words to help me deal with a whole load of… 3,323 more words

My Dad's life through a new lens

I struggle to write my Dad’s obit. And then I rewrite it. And rewrite it again.

Where in the world to start?

My Dad taught me to read before I entered Kindergarden, he taught me to be a photographer, how to build and fly radio control model airplanes, how to fish, how to paddle a canoe and how to rebuild the engine in a car. 234 more words

True Stories


I will stand by you

I will help you through

When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope

I will dry your eyes… 70 more words

One phone call, and life changes forever.

Last night I was in the best of moods. Holidays had begun. I had that Friday feeling and more, as I began a weeks holiday. Gathered in a friends house the atmosphere was party like, two families enjoying friendly banter. 666 more words



A day after an FUS Seder and a day before Easter Sunday and waist deep in spring break.

Julia and I went to the FUS seder yesterday.  779 more words

A Severance Letter to My Reproductive System

So I’ve been taking time to sort out all my feelings and such about the information presented to us: that I have a very very low chance of conceiving even with help and an even lower chance of carrying the baby to term. 764 more words

Coping with Anxiety iv: The meaning and management of panic attacks.(Cont'd)

Following on from my last blog, I would ask you to consider the case of a woman who worries endlessly about the immediate and continuing safety of her young son, to the point where it is now spoiling lives. 741 more words