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Memoir Nonfiction

The Seizure

A grand mal seizure reveals something more dire: anaplastic oligodendroglioma.

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Poetry

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Cast a rod into the pond; fish swim forth and stay.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The flash mob that wasn’t

Dancing as they moved along, as if plucked from the scene of some musical set on a college campus. They promenaded merrily on the campus of the University of Virginia: from the steps leading down to Bryan Hall, past the…

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Writing

Book Update 1

Updates with respect to the book I am writing, When the Lights Go Out at 10:16, a memoir of childhood and friendship in the face of cancer

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Memoir Nonfiction

Where My Father Once Stood

The urine and fallen hair at the base of the toilet were reminders of where my dad once stood.

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Memoir Nonfiction

Grief Is a Fire, Smoldering

Grief is a fire that burns slowly. There are no flames high as with anger. The coals are hot just below the surface, smoldering.

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Memoir Nonfiction

When the nightmares began

Shortly after my dad died, I began sleepwalking and experiencing night terrors. Then my dad appeared to me in a dream.

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Memoir Nonfiction

I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night Sometimes

I close my eyes and there you are. I’m listening to the music now. It’s dark now. No one knows I cry myself to sleep at night sometimes.

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Memoir Nonfiction

Do I Pack for My Dad’s Funeral?

May 21 is a rather significant date on the calendar for me. It represents two things. #1: It was the last day I saw my dad alive It was the day I received a phone call at 2:00 in the…

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Memoir Nonfiction

Let It Wayne

Six years ago, I sat in my apartment with my dad and watched the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. It was the last time we would ever be alone together.

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Memoir Nonfiction

May 21 Is My Dog’s Birthday, Not the Day My Dad Died

May 21 is my dog’s birthday, not the day my dad died. That’s how I like to think of this day every year.

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Memoir Nonfiction

I Love You So Much, I’m Eating Sardines

Happy birthday to my dad

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Memoir Nonfiction

A Greater Plan: A Son Remembers His Dad on Father’s Day

June 2009 Not in the least do I find a tinge of coincidence that my first full day as a husband, as the head of a household and of my own new family, is the same day as Father’s Day,…