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Resurrection

My mother and her two best friends, Evelyn and Bubbles, were inseparable. They knew each other as young wives in Chicago, having been introduced by their husbands who went to high school together. In the photo, Leonard is leaning in … Continue reading

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Sliver of Sky

Sliver of Sky by Terry Ratner, RN, MFA Send comments to info@terryratner.com I knew ahead of time the exact route I’d take that evening. I needed no GPS or verbal directions to the restaurant where a group of writers were … Continue reading

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Turning Sixty

Over the past few years, I’ve begun to feel age. I feel it when I turn my left arm sideways to grab something or when I extend it over my over my head (torn rotator cuff), but I decided to … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer 101: In 850 Words or Less

    by Terry Ratner, RN, MFA   …..in the seventh month, on the tenth of the month, you shall starve your vital energies and do no manner of work…. For on this day it shall bring atonement upon you, … Continue reading

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WINDOW SHOPPING

  In the ‘90s, after my son, Sky, died in a motorcycle accident, while I was in the depths of my worse dreaminess, I began to order as many catalogs as I could. At least thirty mail order catalogues came … Continue reading

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TEN THINGS \ Part Three

TEN THINGS PART-THREE TEN As a young man, he called to tell you he was sick with the flu. You were concerned and asked him if he had any food in the house.  “No, I haven’t been eating much,” he … Continue reading

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THE ART OF MUSIC

The Art of Music   Of all the astonishing things the human mind does, the most amazing may be that it can take sound and turn it into music, and then take music and turn it into meaning.  The rest … Continue reading

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