Author Archives: inmycorner

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.

To My Daughter

I’ve been absent because I’ve been present I’ve been busy to help you be calm. I’ve been doing so that you are ready Ready to move your life on… I’ve been absent because I’ve been present And helping you plan … Continue reading

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The Dark Night

The night came riding in.  It was stealth.  I knew it would arrive again as it had in the past.  I expected it.  I waited for it.  I held my breath for it. And then, one night, there it was. … Continue reading

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My Fifth Fall

It was an absolutely spectacular morning when Jazz, our golden retriever, and I left for our walk.  Of course, it was difficult to know what to wear after listening to the weather forecast;  Would it rain, snow, or would the … Continue reading

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The Grace of Another Year

I once believed I had no time I was busy every day The kids, the job, the house, my dog Life got in the way From early morn to late at night I worked, I worked, I worked No time … Continue reading

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Teal Magnolias

I know the undeniable strength of community.  I know it in terms of what it takes to be a successful teacher, student, cancer patient; It takes the courage of others when my own courage falters. When I can,  I offer … Continue reading

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A New Day Had Dawned

The day was about to begin.  There was a sense of mystique about that notion.  Beginnings were always exciting to her – more than “being in the middle of’s”  or “ending up as”.  Dawn, no matter whether rainy dawns or … Continue reading

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My Own Hundred Acre Woods

Watching Christopher Robin with my youngest child, David, rendered me rather nostalgic and I took a rather blissful walk down my own memory lane to enter a 100 Acre Wood of my Own. I grew up in the middle of … Continue reading

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There’s your sign

Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to get my brain spinning on an idea or a concept.  Other times – it’s like there is no room at the neuronal inn; Guest concepts may walk through the corridor of thought and find … Continue reading

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One at a time With a breather between I take my pills And inside I scream One by one I swallow with care I take my pills And I still have hair Third one down With a gag or two … Continue reading

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A Victory Whoop!

I want to write my story With pages full of words That tell the tales of all my dreams Such were stories never heard A mystery and a drama A thriller read by all A tale to find in the … Continue reading

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