The Stones

The stones lining my pockets and weighing down my heart Disseminated superficial actinic porokeritosisAnkylosing spondylitisEssential tremorPerseverationMenopauseMelanomaMigraineAutismWidowBereftAloneAgain...more

Be Ginger Rogers: how to talk to widows and others who are grieving

“The middle of the produce section was not the place that I wanted to perform my dance of grief” ...more

Husbandless Wives

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It was a dark and stormy morning.

This essay aired 30 April 2010 on NPR affiliate WVPE-FM .  Audio available at: http://www.wvpe.org/index.php#/audio-detail.php?a=225   Facebook is my grown-up playground where, in the comfort of my home, I meet friends old and new to share information, tell stories about our lives, and generally have a good time.    These encounters are, by turn, fun, interesting, and sad; som...more

Chronicle of a Death Told in Facebook Postings

Elizabeth Van Jacob and Scott learned that, like creatures from a horror movie, Scott’s tumors have again repaired themselves and grown significantly. Scott will no longer receive treatment for his condition....more

Your love shines fiercely.

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Poking Around the Vermont Country Store Catalog, or The Vibrator Essay

The latest issue of the Vermont Country Store catalog had the most surprising two-page spread. ...more
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