Monthly Archives: August 2014

A beginning…and an ending

This past week,  I remembered the 2nd anniversary of my marriage to Stephen.  I didn’t celebrate the anniversary though.  Stephen and I married while he was in the hospital battling cancer.  He passed away just a few weeks later. Both … Continue reading

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Deceased woman with multiple jobs was “the face of the recession,” advocates say

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/08/deceased_woman_holding_multiple_jobs_was_the_face_of_the_recession_advocates_say.html#incart_most-comments By Tom Haydon | The Star-Ledger on August 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM, updated August 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM ELIZABETH – Maria Fernandes, the Newark woman who held three jobs and died in napping in her vehicle after … Continue reading

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In solitude of battle with cancer, a present family is the best support

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/08/in_solitude_of_battle_with_cancer_a_present_family_is_the_best_support_di_ionno.html By Mark Di Ionno on August 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM, updated August 24, 2014 at 6:03 AM My brother Paul was in his recliner, before it was replaced by a hospital bed, working from home on his laptop … Continue reading

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A safe place

Fear and Ambivalence Sending me to the Only safe place I’ve ever known I didn’t think that it would change so much Now it is dark and chaotic   Unable to sort through The disarray surrounding me To find the answers … Continue reading

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Taking its toll

One week ago, I began my alternating shift at the hospital.  My shift will be changing daily until a replacement is hired for my former colleague. I am  continuing to work my schedule  at the store until the end of … Continue reading

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The day the music died (music)

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Shark cat

My cats would never sit on a roomba or wear a shark costume…

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