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Cords

Funny how a single instance can bring memories flooding back.  I was getting myself tangled in my cords to my headset and my earphones.  An inconvenient tug of the earbud and there it was… I was transported back in time. … Continue reading

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Downgrading

Typically in life, you upgrade… newer car… bigger house… you know… “the American dream.” When you’re a widow… not only are so many dreams crushed-gone… over… D E A D– you also have to deal with the reality that there … Continue reading

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My child’s first label

I’ve been urged to look into the public school’s Pre-K program for Nathaniel.  It’s free.  It has bus service and Kindergarten isn’t what it used to be.  Now kids pretty much need to know their numbers and alphabet and be … Continue reading

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Difficult conversations

Today, I had a conversation with my three year old son about the importance of skin checks and watching his skin for signs of changes.  I told him if he ever has a mole that changes that he has to … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas Gift…

I found the perfect Christmas gift.  It combines two of his loves… cycling and computers/gaming. It even would have worked with his beloved Trek road bike. It would alleviate the boredom of indoor training…  and would have allowed him to … Continue reading

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A year ago today :-(

On April 1st, 2009, John had surgery at NIH/NCI (National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute).  We were cautiously optimistic going into the surgery.  NIIH had the best success rates with stage IV melanoma and could boast of quite a few … Continue reading

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