Death’s Long-Shadow

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Irony is the long-shadow of death. It is early morning yet. I have just administered my mother’s drugs. Something to slow the system. Something to move the system. A child of Appalachia, Mama spent sixty years sucking on the unlit end of a tobacco stick. Now she draws her breath from a gadget that resembles [Read More...]

Rebuking the Powers of Cancer

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We were sitting outside a drugstore. My sister-in-law was inside, picking up a couple of things. Mama sat quietly in the passenger seat. Reading isn’t the only thing she can’t do. Mama doesn’t drive either. Well, that’s if you discount the backseat driving she does. “Get in the HOV lane,” she tells me when we [Read More...]

Coming Up for Air: GIVEAWAY

CONTEST!!!! CONTEST!!! GIVEAWAY!!!! GIVEAWAY!!!! Okay, y’all know I don’t do this very much but Patti is one of my FAVORITES. So here’s the deal — I have two books to GIVEAWAY. Totally free Here’s what you have to do. Tell us a story about your own mother. Any thing you want. You can TOTALLY rat [Read More...]


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