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Monthly Archive for September, 2008


“AT TIME panic creeps in — that fear that there might be no point in all these, that unless I have the capacity to breathe for two, I cannot save her.” (in “Ramblings in Melancholy”) Part of the reason I went back to feature writing was my Mama. Some time last summer she remembered my […]

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A Perfect World

I have not been in my element these past weeks. If you have been checking out my recent articles, this is actually an understatement. We try our best to look at the bright side, but there comes a time when we cannot just turn our head the other way and pretend that there is nothing […]

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Hope in the Time of Despair

It’s been twelve days.  Mama is still at the ICU of SLU Hospital of the Sacred Heart.  The doctors tried to wean Mama from the ventilator Wednesday of last week (the 27th), but they had to hook her back at 3:30 a.m. of the 28th, as her lung could not yet function well.  We’re now […]

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ramblings in melancholy

I am having the longest week ever. Last Thursday, we rushed my Mama to the hospital due to pneumonia. She is 73 years old, and has been living and breathing on one lung (the other was removed due to pneumothorax) for the last 38 years. That is way longer than I have lived and breathed […]

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