DECEMBER 20 —

Well, this is a tough day, no question, but I have to mark it with a post. Last week, I finally made time to visit the medical museum run by Mass General Hospital. I wanted to get a close-up view of the first heart-lung machine, which I’d been seeing through the window whenever I passed […]

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26 JUNE ~ For Hurting Hearts Everywhere

A few months ago, Nick ran across a call for artists for an annual juried outdoor art exhibition at a nature preserve in Southborough, MA. ART ON THE TRAILS opened last week.         A Message from Nick These past months, I smiled outwardly whenever family and friends approached or contacted me–-I’m a lucky guy. Inwardly, […]

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APRIL 23–Coincidences (?)

There are so many, and they have happened pretty much every day, this past year. Here are a couple of crazy ones. When I announced, in September, that I would be writing my story in a more contained form, the universe seemed to lead me to Dani Shapiro, the author of many moving pieces of […]

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MARCH 11 — Our Beloved Henry

Oh, I do not like crying. I do not like that my eyes are raw from the constant salt in them. I also don’t like bearing sad news, but I must share that this week brought some new grief. We lost our beloved Henry to acute renal failure. Henry had been on a special diet […]

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FEBRUARY 8 — St. John Onward

I haven’t been blogging because I am focused on writing “the Caitlin book,” but we are on our family’s beloved island of St. John right now, and it seems a good time to say hello. In 2014 (4 years ago, how can that be??), we had a big trip to St. John planned. I had […]

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