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Stories My Daughter Tells

My daughter, Catherine, loves to tell her friends stories about how criminally insane her father is.  Apparently it makes for good dinner conversation.  Some are actually true.  Here are three of them: Enter the Dragon When I was about 10 … Continue reading

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Settling

After two weeks, all the boxes have been unpacked and the memories restored.  We are settled in to our new place and I have to admit it’s taking some time to acclimate.  I finally quit going into the walk-in closet … Continue reading

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“Moving”

The inside of the house on Camrose Road seems sterile and soul-less.  It smells of new carpet, silicone caulk and emptiness.  Most of the furniture is gone, the pictures taken down and all signs of occupation have been diminished. We’ve … Continue reading

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Lenny: A Very Good Guy

  “I guess I’ll have to eat ALL my fries now,” I blurted/cried out.  We were sitting in the small emergency veterinarian’s examine room waiting for the nice vet to come back with the syringes that would ease our pup’s … Continue reading

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When Words Fail

This Saturday morning I’ll wake up and do the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my life.  I’ll quietly get up and creep downstairs, turn on the Christmas tree and let the dog out.  I’ll put a coffee pod … Continue reading

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De-Evolution

  “What’s happening to us?  Why are we so mean and hateful to each other?  Why are we so selfish and have so much hate in our heart?” she said.  The “she” in this case was “Linda” the nurse who … Continue reading

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The Shoes of a Fisherman

He would sit there every Sunday – frozen.  Two socks on, one shoe on and the right shoe in his right hand.  Just staring – frozen and looking out in space for five to ten minutes.  Eventually he would snap … Continue reading

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Thoughts in the Still of the Morning

  This story from the surgeon and writer Richard Seltzer in his book, Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery, about a young woman with a tumor in her cheek. Dr. Seltzer writes of his visit to her hospital … Continue reading

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First Aid for the Soul

The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Psalm 90:10 Much … Continue reading

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“Is There Something You Would Like to Have?”

These were the words that were spoken, as I eavesdropped in on a conversation between  husband and wife.  How many times in the history of man have these words been uttered, I wondered? Such a simple request; yet so telling.  … Continue reading

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