Category Archives: Aging

BLUE BIRDS OVER THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

He was sitting in a well-worn recliner, head rolled back, dozing in the sunshine slanting through the tall window. The room was standard institutional bland but he made it look almost classy with his dapper, baby blue sweater vest, pressed pants and shock … Continue reading

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CARPE DIEM

The room is dark.  The technician is polite… professional… distant. “Any history of cancer?” she asks. Cancer? God no. We’re looking for gallstones, right? Find the stones. Remove the stones. Easy peasy. Cancer? Why did she ask that? I lie … Continue reading

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I JUST NEVER KNEW

I never knew how much it hurts when your mother dies.  The nurse in me had always accepted that death is inevitable. No one lives forever. Everyone loses their parents eventually. It’s the natural order of things.  Except when it is your mother … Continue reading

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WRITE NOW

Last year at this time,  I was lucky enough to still have my mother. A generous woman who remembered every birthday, every anniversary, with cards and gifts. I also had a lot of stuff. Too much stuff. It occurred to me that I didn’t … Continue reading

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ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE

Ace, ice, elevate. Gulp down a handful of Advil and my bruised ankle should feel better in no time. If only it was that easy to heal my bruised ego. It’s 2AM, hours after my latest embarrassing clash with the … Continue reading

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POSTSCRIPT TO LOVE STORY ACT 2

            TERESA I CALLED HER TERRY, EVERYONE CALLED HER TERRY SHE WAS BEAUTIFUL SHE WAS SWEET, KIND, AND UNDERSTANDING SHE WAS EVERYTHING A WIFE AND MOTHER COULD BE SHE WAS THE NURSE AND TEACHER FOR OUR THREE DAUGHTERS SHE GAVE … Continue reading

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NEVER TOO OLD TO GIVE IT A GO

For years, I blamed my mother for my prematurely white hair. Ever since high school, when the first wisps of white appeared at my temples, I hated our shared genetic flaw. I can’t count how many hours, and dollars, I … Continue reading

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