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Vay-cay

Remember when I said I thought I was about to get my ass kicked? Well, I managed to ditch ’em with a few fake-out maneuvers. For now.   But it won’t be long before they catch up and prolly mad as hell, too. But that’s another day. You learn to be […]

Ruh-roh

I’ll be starting cancer treatment soon. Radiation and chemotherapy. Why do I get the feeling that I’m about to walk down a dark alley, on a moonless night, in a bad neighborhood, in a strange city, and a whole bunch of the town’s Baddest Gang members — all with chains, […]

Storm

Sitting at the computer reading and drinking coffee this morning, my phone rang at 9:30. Woman on the other end:  “Good morning. Is this a good time? ” Me gut-punched, recognizing the caller ID:  “I guess.” I knew why she was calling. “We have the results of your biopsy from […]

Promise

in spring in an open field barefoot in the diamond dew of morning we walk, our fingers locked your little hand, mine bigger silently, suddenly (what joan didion calls ‘the ordinary instant’) a narrow stream of water appears between us you on one side now me on the other bread […]

Rescue Me

Friday morning my phone rings at 7:30. It’s my neighbor. She’s on her way to work and sees a dog running down a nearby busy street. She knows how much I “love helping animals” and she knew “for sure” I’d “want to know about the dog so I could try […]