Category Archives: Essays

Unprescribed Honeymoon | By: Peggy Sturdivant

This essay was first published in Modern Love Rejects. Thanks to Peggy for sharing it with us! On what was supposed to be a five-week honeymoon trip I stood on a cliff above the Mediterranean in Portugal and realized I … Continue reading

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Palliative Care for Ralph the Mouse | By: Lianne Bridges

Lianne Bridges wrote this piece last summer. It is such a lovely story of compassion, she generously offered to share it here! Thank you, Lianne. “The world we knew as children is still buried within our minds. Our childlike self … Continue reading

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Songs in the Key of Life | By: Beth Mastin

On Lizzie’s last visit she retrieved her copy of Stevie Wonder’s album, Songs in the Key of Life. Twenty seven years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter she had loaned it to me. The intent was that I … Continue reading

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Eight Words, Thrown Like a Punch | By: Vivian Harris

First, I learned that cancer is not stealth. It arrives with a bang, not a whimper.  With the power of eight words, thrown like a punch, delivered through Facebook to my hotel room across the country where I sat, alone, … Continue reading

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First Wounding | By: Roselle Kovitz

The first wounding can catch you by surprise. A betrayal of the rules of the universe, you think. Your universe. The one where unconditional love is a staple, kindness is abundant, and no one gets hurt, left, sick, or dies. … Continue reading

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