Category Archives: personal story

My Morning Seduction

It was the “edge” of the heat, It was the “cusp” of the morning So close fall is at hand – It excites me and saddens me all at once. My morning walk felt foreign – something in the air … Continue reading

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Scene One: Act One

Preamble: In the early hours of the day, the players stand waiting They know not their lines, their verses, their roles Yet – they wait. The morning doves set the stage for the performances that will unfold What will happen? … Continue reading

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My Confession

I have a confession to make.  I snuck the dog, Jazz, into my bedroom this morning so that she and I could be together when I wrote this post.  I don’t know why it was important to have her with … Continue reading

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Number 20, please

The sun is shining.  Thank God.  I can handle the cold as long as it is accompanied by sun.  I love the way it cascades through the many windows and glass stairwells here at Royal Victoria Hospital.  It seems to … Continue reading

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The best way to spend a life sentence is to live

“How does one say thank-you”, I asked my surgeon, Dr. Bernardini, at the post-surgery appointment today at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. I wished so dearly that he could see the words and emotions that were so firmly stuffed  into … Continue reading

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