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For I Was Hungry and You Fed Me Chick-fil-A

January is a liminal space. It’s cold and dark and so very calm compared to all the chaos of late November and December – it’s the perfect time to be quiet, to both reflect and anticipate, to look back and look … Continue reading

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How Long Before I Can

“I felt a ripple of envy, which I saw echoed on Jamie’s face. How simple things were for Henry! How I wished sometimes that I could join him in his stark, right-angled world, where everything was either right or wrong … Continue reading

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I’ve been delinquent about updating – chalk it up to exhaustion, reentry, and being under the weather. No sooner was Dad back at home recuperating than Mom, Chris and I, all three, got walloped with sinus infections. So Dad continues … Continue reading

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Kroger Plus

Dispatches from the Up and Out and Right Back Dad was finally moved from the ICU to a regular room on Thursday evening. His new nurse, Kim, was getting him situated in the chair and doing his intake evaluation – … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the ICU It’s been a long, long, long week. Everyone’s exhausted. I am coping in the ways that I know how, by trying to find the humor and taking notes. Dad has had a string of incoherent days and … Continue reading

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J’attends patiemment

Dispatches from the ICU My dad is in the cardiac intensive care unit following two heart attacks and a triple bypass. The first heart attack was mild and, they say, with time and healing the effects of the second heart … Continue reading

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