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The opposite of her.

Me, on my 3rd birthday, and Jos, 6 months, in 1985.    “A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” – Elizabeth Fishel   It’s the sixth year since she left, quietly, in her sleep. Joscelyne- loud, and laughing, and singing, in lip gloss and heels and body mist- closed her eyes, and…

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Some Sunday Stuff: August 6th.

Miss you, Jos.   Happy Sunday, Everyone. Today would’ve been my sister Joscelyne’s 33rd birthday. Well, it still is to me. As I do everyday, I miss her. So Happy Birthday to my Baby, I will love you always.   Last week, I didn’t post a “Some… Stuff”, so time to play a bit of…

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Some Sunday Stuff: June 25th

From left to right: Greg, Nate, Joe, Justin, Jenny and the judge.   It’s been a looooong time since I did a “Some… Stuff” post, but here goes. On Friday, my brother Joe and his wife, Jenny, officially adopted our nephew Justin (our sister Joscelyne‘s son… she passed away in 2012). It was a long,…

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Forever 28. Three years old.

    Friday marked the third anniversary of my sister Joscelyne’s death.   Around 8AM, I pulled the black and white photo of her, ensconced in a shiny, mirrored frame, off the bookshelf, and placed it in the center of the piano. I set out a couple of candles, and searched through a closet for…

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Larry’s Daughter.

    About twenty minutes after leaving the graveyard where we laid my father to rest, I stood in line at the nearby Starbucks. It’s “my” Starbucks, the one I spent hours studying in during college, where I took part in Bible studies, discussed matters of importance and frivolity with Joscelyne, and of late, just…

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Lent- Day 5: My tears have been my food.

      “My dad is dying.”     Those words flashed through my mind and then hung, like weights, in my thoughts, in my heart, all day today.   My brother Joe called this morning and told me about his visit to see him yesterday. He’s back in the nursing home, having been discharged from…

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Lent- Day 5: My tears have been my food.

      “My dad is dying.”     Those words flashed through my mind and then hung, like weights, in my thoughts, in my heart, all day today.   My brother Joe called this morning and told me about his visit to see him yesterday. He’s back in the nursing home, having been discharged from…

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Water, ice and crumbling pearls.

  (Screenshot, “Boss”)    “I wonder what it’s like to take the shape of the space you’re in?” -Tom Kane, “Boss”     That scene, pictured above, from the defunct Starz drama, “Boss”, caught me. It’s part of the episode, “Ablution” in the second season. Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) in the middle of a…

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On Robin Williams and depression.

Like millions, I was shocked on Monday when I heard the news that beloved comic actor Robin Williams had taken his life. I wound up in tears over my iPad, my nephew Justin offering a brief but heartfelt, “I’m sorry”.    I grew up watching reruns of Mork and Mindy on Nick at Nite, and I’d…

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Transfiguring life.

(Source)   Yesterday was the Feast of The Transfiguration of Jesus, a day observed by millions of Christians worldwide. The story can be found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Here it is in Matthew 17:   After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led…

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