Monthly Archives: July 2012


I was with her this morning, holding her hand when she joined me, lucid for a few moments. She started crying. I have so much pain, she said. I’ll call the nurse, and she’ll give you something to take the pain away. I am so afraid, she said. It’s okay, sweetheart. Give your fears to […]

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Expecto Patronum!

I’m a Drama Queen. An Academy Award-winning Drama Queen. When something is bothering me, and I can’t figure out what that something might be, I just throw everything into a pot and stir it all up. I deliberately make everything as bad as it possibly can be. I call forth the Dementors from Azkaban. I […]

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You Win Some, You Lose Some

My mother delighted in telling everyone that I was a know-it-all — a highly-educated pain in the ass. In the complicated way that families are, she seemed so gleeful when circumstances knocked me on my keester. I wonder what she would say to me now that I’ve learned that I was right, and a legion […]

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