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Willy: A Goodbye Too Long

Willy came on June 27th. He was small enough and all reports were he would help. At a hundred milligrams at a time, he rattled in his bottle like Necco wafers, the unspeakably awful candy. Who eats it? It’s been made forever. It must do something for somebody. June 29th was a good day, even […]

Last One (repost)

[Last week’s original posting was missing content. This post is complete. New material from last week begins with the paragraph “Trials change us”. I apologize for not seeing this sooner.] Not quite a year ago I got these pills. With rare misses, I have taken them, twice a day, all this time. I took the […]

Last One

Not quite a year ago I got these pills. With rare misses, I have taken them, twice a day, all this time. I took the last one Monday, in the morning, in the rush to get to work. But this was the last one, and I honored it with pause. We have been on a […]

North Cascades

A month ago, my friend’s ankle hurt too much for a hike. Time plenty for a drive to see what’s there when things are better. I have a screenplay idea where, in the seminal scene, the main character confronts the chasm at a bridge railing–like this one–and considers jumping. In the story, he looks back […]