October 2015

The Fedora Rides Shotgun

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“Mom, you’re so weird.” I just returned from camping by myself in Big Bend National Park. I had not been camping since 2009, and as I looked at what to do [...]

The Pilgrim Soul

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My daughter Catherine turned seventeen yesterday. Catherine is smart and very funny, disciplined in her studies, and she is kind. Last year, when I really wondered whether I [...]

Love in the Afternoon

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I found myself sleepy to the point of no concentration. The words on the page kept running together, and the thought of another cup of coffee was appealing. I left the La [...]

Chemo with Walter White

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Tickle that cheek, and take your throne; pump your veins with gushing gold. — Glass Animals On September 15, 2014, I took my first round of chemo for colon cancer. My [...]