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March 25, 2018

Neither Here Nor There

Filed under: Uncategorized — by maggiec @ 8:17 am

This is a man I know. Not well. His wife Stacey is a close friend, though. Beautiful reality. Wishing him Love and Peace. Wishing you understanding.

The Puffin Chronicles

The first time I saw the “Dead Man Walking” recognition in someone else’s eyes came a month and a half after chemotherapy was finished. My hair was still missing. My face was puffy. The occasion was the Central Oregon Community College fall Faculty Forum Retreat, and I removed my Red Sox cap before the first break. Some people didn’t recognize me – yeah, lack of hair and a thinner-than-thin beard will do that. One person did recognize me, we started talking, and then he stopped. Confusion, then discomfort, then loss of the thought train. He must have recognized it was chemo that caused the radical change in my appearance. I was, the look in his eyes told me, doomed.

I put the Sox cap back on after break.

The truth is, I am doomed. A few years, give or take whatever. Stage IV cancer has a way of putting finite…

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