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I Was Wrong About You, 2014

You climb into bed with her, and this is easy because lounging around together is what you’ve always done best. Sometimes there is silence, but more often than not there is laughter; you’ve always been good at laughing together too. While lying beside her, you’re aware something is not as it should be, but then

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What If Purgatory is a Real Place?

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series From Now On a Catholic, Always a Protestant “And now, let us say our customary prayers for the repose of their soul,” my priest gestured to us, and took a position of prayer. Kneelers unfolded and out came the Hail Marys. Wait. I thought Mass

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Cancer is Not a Gift

  I look in the mirror and it shows on my face. I stand in the shower and rinse the suds from my hair, and then I look in the palm of my hand. Hair. So. much. hair. I hold onto it for a moment and then watch it flow toward the drain. Day after

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