Posts for illness

Mapping Spaces

General/Column July 28, 2017

First, I lie under the MRI machine. Then I lie in bed with a puddle of wet Kleenexes at my…

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Vigil

General/Column December 19, 2016

Under the influence, drifting, deadweight, his head on my shoulder, torso limp in my arms. A whimper, then, contortionist, as…

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Keeping Score

General/Column September 19, 2016

Once again I’ve won the stay-at-home lottery, less a game of chance than one of careful bargaining. If you can…

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First Illness

General/Column October 30, 2015

This fervent walk might do us good, get us away from the fever of syringe, thermometer, vaporizer, and serve as…

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