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For the Week of May 24, 2015: A Time to Remember, A Time to Honor

(Originally posted on May 27, 2012)

Last night, I impatiently flipped through television channel after channel, irritated by the preponderance of reality television programs.  Just as I decided to turn off the set, I stumbled on a video clip of Peter, Paul and Mary, a folk singing trio from the sixties, being featured on our local public radio station, KPBS. 750 more words

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i guess that's our love story

sometimes i see words, and i swear they are yours…
but, how can that be?
are gone
gone from me..
i lost the last bit of you i had.. 301 more words


For the Week of May 18, 2015: Rewriting a Life

Dear Readers,

Cancer or other chronic or life-threatening illness doesn’t respect our need for holidays,  taking a breather from all those pressing worries, appointments, tests or surgeries.   966 more words

Expressive Writing

Surely, you are channeling Saint Raphael?

We can always recite

A script that describes

All the meaning you ascribed

To the waiting room outside a double helix he crocheted

From the tangled noose around my broken neck… 57 more words

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For the Week of May 20, 2015: Vick's Vapor Rub and Motherhood Memories

There was little time for me to think about Mother’s Day this past weekend.  I flew to Northern California on Friday afternoon, reluctantly boarding the airplane with the beginnings of a head cold, waiting nearly three hours for my delayed flight in the crowded and noisy Terminal One at San Diego International, and, after picking up the rental car, sinking into a hotel bed exhausted, wondering how I’d lead the all-day writing workshop with faculty, students and alumni of the Stanford Medical School the following day. 898 more words

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Only cold water

Amelia walks into the pure, white bathroom, a sterile environment, perfect for the medical procedure she plans to carry out. She stares into the mirror one last time. 530 more words

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