It has been one year. It has been one hell of a year. Upon reaching any milestone in life, people love to tell you about how things are going to change for you. I remember my high school teachers being borderline giddy when telling all of us that we were in for a rude awakening […]

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On Love and Loving On

On Love It is a regular occurrence that people make comments about the love Emily and I shared for one another. It has always been this way. People said it before cancer, they said it during cancer, and I hear it regularly now that she is gone. I often think about that love and what […]

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Brave Heart, Bald Head

As a child growing up in the 90s, the ultimate in cool kid hair was to grow out the top as long as possible (which was the top of your collar in my particular public school district), and then to undercut the hair on the back and sides with clippers. Being the “ultimate in cool” […]

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One Man Guy

As I stated in a previous post, I have always been a relationship kind of guy. While each of those relationships was unique, one commonality between all of them was that each of those girls was way out of my league. That’s not false humility. As a matter of fact, I’m certain that a few […]

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On the Horn

In those final days, as Emily’s health deteriorated, she began to lose the ability to speak. She was sharp as ever, but the actual physical act of speaking had become difficult, so her words were reserved. At the same time, her need for assistance in certain tasks was increasing as she lost strength. To ensure […]

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Into the Water

For as long as I’ve known Emily, she had what she considered a healthy fear of natural bodies of water. Lakes, streams, rivers, oceans – whatever the case, she was fairly certain that all of them were chock-full of sharks and body parts. Any time a report would come in of a random human foot […]

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