Writing

Matters of Marrow

The graduating class of 1982 is taking the stage. We shuffle to find our seats amid a din of excitement. Muffled laughter echoes in my ears as I glance around the cavernous room. I see smiles and embraces, but I am not smiling or laughing. Today the results of a bone marrow biopsy have revealed …

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Integrity Breeds Longevity

My stepfather, Jim, turned 75 last week. He is a neuropsychologist at University Hospitals here in Cleveland. A major teaching hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve’s Medical School. It just so happens that Jim also coaches Case Western’s novice crew team, this after having a nice run himself in competitive rowing, a sport which he …

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