Posts Tagged "Delaware"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 69

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Archive | 17 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 69

Some places reach into your gut and take hold. Others not. I’m thinking a lot about place, of course, since we’re almost finished packing and—after a trip to Missouri for my father’s 96th birthday—on May 1 we’ll be moving to our condo here in Traverse City. I’ve lived in Columbia and Cape Girardeau, Missouri;  Middlebury, Vermont;  and Akron, Ohio–each for a short time. Then Fayetteville, Arkansas for over 22 years and Newark, Delware for 27 years. Until we retired in 2007, I’d never lived in Michigan. Yet it’s always been my home. Isn’t that interesting,...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Archive | 21 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

I’m hoping a large gothic font will translate into WordPress because I want it as emblem, as in “This last chemo struck me like the Wrath of God.” It took five days for my body to register the ghastly conclusive blast, but register it did—stomach and entire digestive system screaming “enough, enough.” Fatigue flattened me on the couch, my entire body aching. Each day since then I’ve climbed one foothold up the cliff toward repair, but I can see it’s going to take a long time this time. This wickedness was much improved by the arrival in my mailbox on Monday and Tuesday of an...

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