Category Archives: The Widow’s Corner

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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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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Looking Back Part 2

 Looking Back Part 2  Clips from a summer journal  July 2, 2010 Chemo side-effects: Fatigue Lethargy Bloating Constipation Hiccups throughout day Wednesday evening (11 p.m.) Michael is still constipated.  We drive to CVS to pick-up Milk of Magnesia, Miralex, a … Continue reading

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Looking Back

    Looking Back  During a recent rainy day in Phoenix, I began reading a journal I kept when my husband, Michael, was dealing with esophageal cancer. I remember when he bought me this compact purple cloth book with flowers … Continue reading

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An Exercise on Grief

An Exercise on Grief       Waking on Sunday Morning My boyfriend’s cell phone vibrated on the nightstand next to his bed. It’s early Sunday morning. I’m able to tell the approximate time by the amount of refracted light that … Continue reading

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Across the Street

  Across the Street   The man in the house across the street is dying. I began to notice it two years ago when he suddenly stopped coming around to do chores such as raking, fixing electrical outlets that weren’t … Continue reading

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Farewell My Friend

Farewell My Friend   The first time I read Nora Ephron, I was in a bookstore inside the Chris Town Mall and I was young and lonely. I picked up a pink copy of “Heartburn” and sat cross-legged on the … Continue reading

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