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Fall Fun, Food, and Flax

It is one of those postcard perfect Sunday afternoons in September—no clouds in the sky, only in my head—and I think I will flop on the bed in despair if I can’t come up with a meaningful destination for a short day trip. Friends are unavailable to me today, so it’s all up to me. [...]

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To Be or Not to Be . . . Pissed Off

I could be pissed off now if I allowed myself to be. Finally, we get a sun-drenched, late October day, variegated leaves gleaming on the trees before their fall to oblivion, and it’s the afternoon for which I’ve been waiting for two years—the first session of the five-week lifelong learning class, Best Short Stories of [...]

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Miracle on Route 30

Near sun-drenched noon on July 15, 2014, I was cruising along the Route 30 bypass near Greensburg, PA, westbound on my way to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh to hold vigil with my cousins for Aunt Donna’s cancer surgery. I had signaled and moved into the passing lane for about a quarter of a mile, [...]

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Shingles Night

The stabbing begins early evening on June 20, 2011, just one day after starting the antiviral medication.  Soon after dinner the knife thrusts rip up the right side of my rib cage.  Laboring for breath, I decide to try a walk around the neighborhood.  I hobble a few panting steps before I must retreat inside, [...]

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