Tag Archives: death

The Things We Leave Behind

“Will she live to be 100? When’s Greatma going to get out of the hospital?” Clearly, my six-year-old didn’t understand what I was trying to tell him. My own voice was soft but firm. I didn’t mince my words. “No, … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Squirrel

I remember that day like it was yesterday.  I was twenty-two and recently graduated.  I drove a six-cylinder 1986 Taurus, but it was beaten up and drove like a two-cylinder.  Everyday I drove to work, where people would pretend not … Continue reading

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