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Call Me Sapphire

Each day, usually late in the afternoon, a call goes out, a harkening…”Let’s play family,” Allistaire implores.  And often a personal invitation, no, more like demand, is carried by messengers to individuals, “Sten, Allistaire wants you to come play family…Jojo and Taryn, Allistaire wants you to play family.”  It’s sort of weird because we’re already family so how do you… 3,146 more words

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Good to Be Home


It is strange to sit in my cushy arm-chair, to wake each morning while three others sleep and watch light overtake the earth, sun rising over curvature and bathing the evergreens in bright liquid green, the underbellies of clouds turning pink, the grasslands of the valley warming in yellows.   2,578 more words

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Blind Sided


Blind sided.  Out of no where.  Everywhere bright sunlight, perfect blue skies, flashing radiant green leaves, bursting life.  Though my mind knew the possibility of what the scans would reveal, optimism actually seemed to fill my view and I am not prone to optimism.   2,622 more words

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Longing

I was watching a movie…a man trudging through the snow, days and days, months of journeying, comes to the top of a ridge. Out before him unfolds an expanse of evergreen covered hills and mountains with snow, clouds settled in the low lands like a thin veil of blue. 2,735 more words

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About That Danged Button

So I came out of surgery probably like everybody else, gasping and flailing like I was drowning (a fact that mortifies me now–I would prefer to think I had awakened slowly and gracefully, my long, silken lashes sweeping up to reveal my violet blue–no, golden brown–no emerald green–oh, forget it. 957 more words

Sitting In

Way back, oh, several years ago, I edited a book for Dr. Joseph Pinzone. The book’s title was Fireballs in my Eucharist: Fight Cancer Smarter… 1,414 more words

Sh*t Got Real...

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. I’m sure those who are not my facebook friends were waiting with bated (I’m always tempted to write this “baited”) breath to learn if I survived… 2,504 more words