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Letter to the LaFayette County Clerk

On Friday, June 7, Judge Barbara Crabb ruled Wisconsin’s Constitutional same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. She didn’t do a very good job of guidance for what that meant, but by Thursday morning, June 12, all but nine of Wisconsin’s 72 counties … Continue reading

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Thanks and Love

Today I pause to give thanks, though I realize that each day lived is a gift for which I can be thankful. When you survive a major life-threatening heart attack then each day after that brings new wonder and beauty … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Mother

I can’t stop thinking about my mother this week. For months now it has seemed that she is at the end of her life, but she has kept waking up to each new day, seemingly strong and determined despite her … Continue reading

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On Becoming an Orphan

Little boys can have all sorts of unimaginable fears. There can be monsters in the closet or under the bed, temptations of the devil, bullies on the street, bad guys in general, even the horrors of spinach or other foods … Continue reading

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The Age of Marie

On Friday night I was watching television when I suddenly noticed flashing red lights on the walls of my living room. I turned and saw an ambulance across the street, a fire truck parked a little further down, a police … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Gifts

As we arrive at Mother’s Day, 2012 I think of my mother, Kathleen, and I see her in some kind of in-between place in her life.  I have come to realize that she is no longer getting old.  She is old.  It is her … Continue reading

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