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Of Needles, Sweat and Gardening


The night is lovely, dark and deep. It is spring and all the windows are open. The university is closed so The Hill rests quietly at two o’clock in the morning. Occasional traffic on one of the city’s main streets … Continue reading

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Flying on the Weird Side


So I go to sleep, then wake up around midnight. I lay here and think about an ex-therapist who was a really good guy, and wonder about paying him a visit just to see—after the passage of years—who he is … Continue reading

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The Fantasy Team


My treating team includes seven people: two massage therapists, a physical therapist, an acupuncturist, a psychologist, a homeopath and a chiropractor. Among these seven, five are male and two are female. Four are middle-aged, two are over sixty, and one … Continue reading

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Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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The Christmas Presence


All I want for Christmas is to be moved to a semi-private room. I have lingered in punitive segregation for 99 days. The world has turned enough that the sun now is between the end of the physicians’ office building … Continue reading

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