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Monthly Archives: November 2015


Bohemian Rhapsody was released forty years ago today. (And of course, there’s this.) The music (but the term music hardly does it justice) papered the inside of my head. And the images are still there, undimmed, today. By listening to it, just by turning up the volume and closing my eyes, I can travel in time. […]

Comfort Food

I managed to manage some real food for Thanksgiving, small bites well chewed — everything except for the green beans, which I didn’t think my throat could manage. That was yesterday. And as the days have shown us for the last couple weeks, little by little, day by day, things have been getting better. From […]

Thanksgiving 2015

I am thankful for being thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Florentine Shapes

You might recall, that when we spoke last about our fall trip to Italy and Switzerland, the fair and industrious Trudy and I were wrapping up our last day in Florence. But then a little distraction came along, and the travelogue was suspended. Let’s resume, shall we? Before we leave Florence behind, how about a […]

By The Ocean

That Was Recovery

Hours came and went. The sun rose and set. Doctors visited in the morning. Nursing shifts came and went. The Fair and Industrious Trudy never left my bedside. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. Days of moments in which the only task was to get to the next moment. The next meal. The next medication. […]

The Making of Delirium, 1-2-3

I am out of the hospital. Still waiting on full results. But am recovering in relative comfort at home, cared for by the Fair and Industrious Trudy, two dogs and a faithful son, with well wishes coming in from down the street, across town, and across the country. So let’s get down to business… Prelude […]

When It Rains

When it rains, grow rain lilies.