Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Dogs Life

Sometimes you find comfort in strange places. It was suggested to me shortly after Kevin’s death that someday I would come to understand the “why” of it. I still reject that idea. I don’t believe I’ll find any meaning in … Continue reading

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The DIT

The DIT will be played this weekend. Once again I’ll be helping out as a Site Coordinator and coaching 2 teams. I have a lot of memories swirling around. There was the year when Kev’s intramural team couldn’t get in. … Continue reading

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The Exit Door

There is a barrier. Sometimes it seems like a shimmer that we can almost see through and other times it feels as wide as the ocean. I have to keep reminding myself that there are things that cannot be explained. … Continue reading

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Another Note

Hey Kev I don’t know why, but yesterday I called your cell just to hear your voice. It’s been a really long time since I did. It’s amazing how much you and Drew sound alike. Your wording and cadence are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad

My father was born in Mattapan 83 years ago today. It’s the first time I’ve marked his birthday in a while. He died almost 16 years ago but I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately. As a parent, I’ve … Continue reading

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Letting Go of the Future

It’s Labor Day Weekend 2032. I’ve just retired. Mom and I are sitting comfortably on a matching pair of folding lounge chairs on the sideline of a soccer field at Ipswich River Park in North Reading about to enjoy a … Continue reading

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Truth in Sadness

The tears don’t fall but I still feel sad, I know that’s the way it must be. In my case sorrow cannot be stopped, I need to be honest with me. The never-ending ache in my heart has now become … Continue reading

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