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a hole in my heart. 

this post was a hard one to write. but i had to explain it to a friend and writing it seemed easier than saying it out loud. this post is a branch off of that written conversation… last week, my cat Luca started acting strangely and his breathing was weird and a little labored. he stopped… Continue reading a hole in my heart. 

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the good ship lollipop has lost its captain

When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger ever since.  – Shirley Temple i’ve always been a sucker for old movies.  “gone with the wind”, “to kill a mockingbird”, “giant” and “ben hur” are some of my all time favorites.  but more than any other movie, i remember so… Continue reading the good ship lollipop has lost its captain

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“don’t laugh at me, but maybe we could be each other’s soul mates?”

tomorrow will be one year after the death of one of my friends from college.  when i heard the news of his death, i cried immediately.  i was supposed to work the concession stand for some basketball games.  i just wanted to go home, but i couldn’t.  i wasn’t that close to him, but he… Continue reading “don’t laugh at me, but maybe we could be each other’s soul mates?”

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saying “goodbye”

yesterday, my bff and i attended the funeral of one of the best men i’ve ever met.  he was a wonderful coach, teacher, father-figure, friend, father, and husband.  he was amazing to know.  he would always respond to your “good morning, coach!” with a “yes, it is!”.  he inspired hundreds, no thousands of people in… Continue reading saying “goodbye”

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a dying friend

I learned today that a teacher who retired last year (after being diagnosed with colon cancer) has been placed in hospice care at his home. We were in the same department along with his wife and daughter. We were a little dysfunctional family for a few years, but a family none the less. He was… Continue reading a dying friend