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brothers, part 23

“I’m glad you’re here!” I was caught off guard as i walked back into the house after phoning Mo from the porch. He had been eating breakfast, saw me through the window, and came walking around to the door. I’m … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 82

“Please understand, I’m still in here.” — Richard Taylor, dementia advocate

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the day i lost lucky forever. a photo essay

Being a vegetarian is hard on animals. I’ve been trying not to eat them lately. This led to June putting on a pot of beans before leaving for school. What could go wrong? Rick and I went for our morning … Continue reading

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brothers, part 22

we go to sonic for milkshakes. i ask if he wants vanilla or chocolate. he isn’t sure, so i order one of each. we stop at the park and sit on our bench. ducks are staging a parade for our … Continue reading

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brothers, part 21

He’s pacing around nervously. I don’t know what to do. So we go for a walk. But the magic is gone. He stays six paces behind me, wary of the stranger leading him to an uncertain future. We make the … Continue reading

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brothers, part 20

We’re listening to Lisa Bastoni on a chilly October morning. The dogs, in the next room, may or may not be creating mischief. We’re on the honor system here, and there is no honor among doggos. I’m flopped on the … Continue reading

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i wonder if they stole their mickey mouse ears

Once, I had a license plate. Those were simpler times. It was just another run at the softball fields. A little one-third mile loop all to myself. There’s something peaceful about an empty parking lot and a lonely course to … Continue reading

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