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Puppy breath

“I’m not sentimental, This skin and bones is a rental, And no one makes it out alive.” — Switchfoot, “Where I Belong” Life in all forms is to be celebrated. Don’t think so, then do what I did tonight. Play … Continue reading

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Death and Cats

I’ve been thinking a lot about death. Not about how I am going to cause mine, but how I want mine handled. It seems I’ve been surrounded by death more lately. My friend James committed suicide. My aunt’s husband, Don, … Continue reading

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Mental Heart Attack

Mental Heart Attack I stared at my phone in utter disbelief, the words jumping off the screen and piercing my heart. “David: I’m sorry to have to write this. James killed himself today.” This never gets any easier. Katie Laura … Continue reading

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Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way?

My phone started playing “Where the Streets Have No Name” at 4:15 this morning, my signal it was time to get up as I was supposed to be at the surgery center at 5:30. I’d put the surgery off a … Continue reading

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Easter

On a Mesa overlooking the town of Sedona stands a cross erected some years ago by the Knights of Columbus. It’s where my family and I, along with my mother in law, would gather every Easter morning at sunrise; one … Continue reading

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Lessons from a hummingbird

The male Anna’s hummingbird flitted about the delicate branches of the creosote bush outside my office window, eating all-but-invisible insects as it went. The iridescent purple of its chin and cap gave my eyes a target to follow as it … Continue reading

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Death and Teens

A friend of mine asked me yesterday whether I worried about Lindsey being safe in her high school. I said, “no”. Truth be told, I am much more worried about her safety driving to and from school where several hundred … Continue reading

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