Monthly Archives: December 2012

WHAT THE DEAD DON’T KNOW

WHAT THE DEAD DON’T KNOW My husband, Michael, doesn’t know that President Obama won reelection. He knows nothing about Hurricane Sandy. He doesn’t even know that the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in a sweep over the Tigers. … Continue reading

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Tribute to Jack

Tribute to Jack, a man I never met.   Died March, 2010 I never met Jack, talked with him, or touched him. I only heard stories about this man from my friend—his best friend. During the month before he died, … Continue reading

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Strobes, Candles, and Magic

Strobes, Candles, and Magic   It’s a small bedroom, with tan walls, a twin-size bed, a wooden nightstand on his side, and a plastic storage container to my left.  Sometimes I toss a lace bra or silk panties sideways and … Continue reading

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Driving

Driving   I’ve taken six five-hour road trips during the last couple of months. My job is to be the passenger, to entertain and provide stimulating and fun activities for the duration of the trip. I select appropriate music on … Continue reading

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Looking Back \ Part Three

The beginning of the end Three weeks before my husband was admitted to inpatient hospice, he experienced an increase in bone pain. His daily medications were no longer easing his discomfort. I remember the initial comment from his hospice nurse, … Continue reading

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