The Gift

Eleven years ago, my kidneys shut down. My death was averted through the miracle of organ transplantation. At least that’s how I felt about the disease that killed my mother but which can now be treated with dialysis. I sent my friends long, happy-hysterical, picture-filled word documents in the aftermath of my euphoric battle with death. […]

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I read a wonderful definition of a bore recently. Having passed the age where I can accurately quote or recall the author, here’s my butchered version: “A bore is someone who robs you of your solitude without leaving the consolation of company.” Emmy, though not human, was the opposite: she was a constant companion who […]

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