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Letters to Lee

Dear Friends, This will be the last post regarding Lee. Thank you for your indulgence. Sharing some of my letters to him is a therapy for me. Dear Lee, Now we wait again! How difficult that must be for you. The uncertainty; constantly wondering what’s next. Moving your thoughts through a myriad of mazes made of questions. Is the tumor going to grow? Will there be more chemotherapy? Additional surgery? Can I start my life again? Is it worth it? My spirit joins with yours…

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More Letters to Lee

Dear Friends, You know by the reading of previous posts the genesis of these Letters To Lee. Here is another one I have chosen to share from 1994. Dear Lee, Last night I cried again for what you have to go through. I tell you this not to cause you concern as you orchestrate the battle to fight the cancer, I tell you because I want you to know you are not alone in this cancer experience. The internal battle, of course, is yours and…

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Letters to Lee

Charles Dickens once wrote: “When death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity and love to walk the world and bless it.” As I mentioned in previous posts, when my son Lee was diagnosed with Brain cancer I started to write him a series of bi-weekly letters. My desire was to accelerate the teachings that a father might impart to a son were they to…

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Amulets and Things

Good Evening Readers, In many ways I wish I could address each of you by name since these are more personal posts, but since that is not, at the moment, possible, I will affectionately call you “readers”. I guess by definition you could call me “writer”. How about we call or at least refer to each other as friend. Thus: Dear Friends, Those of you who have chosen to embrace these posts on a regular basis, I thank you. This week, with your indulgence, most…

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