Category Archives: memories

My Memorial Tattoo

My brother died suddenly at the age of 36. Today would have been his 52nd birthday. When he died, I felt as if I’d lost an arm. Allen and I hadn’t been close as kids, but as two kids growing … Continue reading

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Summer is fading fast

This is not how I thought the summer would go: full of doctor appointments and hospital visits.  I assumed that the neurologist we saw four days after school got out would have all the answers.  I suspected my daughter’s headaches … Continue reading

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Goldy in Memoriam

When my daughter was almost 5, we bought her a starter pet: a pair of goldfish.  She named them, so of course the plain orange one was Goldy.  The white one with orange and black blotches was Poppy (I had … Continue reading

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Family Obligations

A month ago, while we were having lunch in Japantown, my daughter started to cry. She had pain in her chest, pain so bad it frightened her.  We took her to the emergency room at the hospital where she was born. … Continue reading

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In Memory of William Peter Blatty

I wrote this in the Fall about the impact The Exorcist had on me: Halloween Haunts: Exorcism for Fun and Profit by Loren Rhoads I read The Exorcist early in high school. My mom was a school librarian and didn’t … Continue reading

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