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Imponderable priorities while life ticks away

Next week is my birthday. I will be 53. Fifty-three years ago, this woman–Marion Kathleen–let some doctor slice her open and pluck me out. As the story goes, seven weeks before her due date something critical happened and the professionals … Continue reading

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An infant daughter’s death sentence

My sister Deirdre turns 60 this month. She wasn’t expected to live longer than five years. Born in 1952, she was the second daughter held by my 21-year old mother, with six children to follow. Right from the start, Dierdre … Continue reading

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