MARCH 12–Four ♥ Stories & A Big Loud Meow

Update needed, as Caitlin used to say. ♥ Story 1, JESS: Nick and I are on St. John. The night before we left, we had dinner with the incredible Jess in Boston. She had been cleared by her oncology team to go to Kenya for two weeks. Once in Nanyuki, she was able to finally lay […]

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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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