Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rick’s Gift

For months I had been telling my wife, Wendy, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue to be married. It seemed, at the time, the only way I could hold off telling the truth of what was really going … Continue reading

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Start at the End

With his surgical light blaring right into my eyes and the magnifying glass pressed up against my nose, my dermatologist declares, “We’re going to need the big guns for this.” Part of me thought of some cheesy adult movie title, … Continue reading

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The Smell of Baked Bread

One of the most profound ways I knew I’d be ok, while growing up, was that I could smell the freshly baked bread my Mom had just made. There was not a lot of food for myself and at times … Continue reading

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A Clear and Present Whisper

Seven days after an emergency flight from Honolulu back to Vancouver, my Pharmacist said to me, “People like you, who acquire that kind of bacteria infection, we usually don’t get to speak with.” Puzzled, yet wanting to feign some degree … Continue reading

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We’re Sure the Dog Loved Us!

I noticed the Golden Labrador Retriever as I waited for the traffic light to change. As most Labs do, he or she was gazing up at its owner with love and a moment later that Lab had a brief look … Continue reading

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