Monthly Archives: December 2012

At the Precipice

New Years Eve.  The last day of the last year we had together. Tomorrow I will look forward, but today is not a day for that. This year, we fulfilled our wedding vows, every last one of them, every clause. Her last … Continue reading

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Torn Seams

It’s funny, the things that can trigger you when you are on this trip. Today it was a Turnpike exit. I was on my way to a gathering with her family, which was nice. Got to see my grandkids playing with their second cousins, … Continue reading

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Suspended in Time

Seven weeks today. I’ve had a song that’s been rattling around in my head as an ear-worm since before the holidays. I heard it on her iPod while I was cleaning the house up.  It’s from Xanadu, a ridiculously campy musical based on a fairly terrible … Continue reading

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Last Calls

Well, I survived the first Christmas without her. It was a very bittersweet day. We had fifteen people here, which for us is actually a little on the small side. This is very much a Christmas house. We’ve had the family Christmas gatherings here for sixteen years, ever … Continue reading

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In The Passage

Last night, when the house got to be a little too much for me, I did what I’m learning to do, go out for a short walk alone. There was a beautiful halo around the moon.  I couldn’t capture it … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

This one is going to be a bit rough, but we had our share of rough Christmases. The first Christmas after we were married, I got laid off from work Dec 23rd. We had a newborn at the time to boot. … Continue reading

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The World Is Changed

Today is December 23, 2012. They Mayan calendar quietly rolled over on the 21st, and contrary to the predictions of a few lunatics, the world kept on spinning. But the world is changed.  For me, it changed irrevocably on November … Continue reading

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