Monthly Archives: March 2012


For the fourth week in a row, I remembered trash day. Medical leave is all about the baby steps.

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Consider This Poem Some Collateral on My Next “Real” Blog Post: Day 57 of Medical Leave

When I was nineteen – the same age as the speaker is in the incident he recalls in the poem below – I heard Jeffrey Harrison read this poem at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire, where I was … Continue reading

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Greetings from 4:30 am: Day 42 of Medical Leave

My insomnia problem is almost cured, I swear! Ever since my body started adjusting to the acupuncture and I started taking melatonin, I’ve been falling asleep between 10 and 11 every night and waking up somewhere between 6 and 8, … Continue reading

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Is There Anything I Can Do For Extra Credit?

To say that I am a member of the Rite Aid Pharmacy’s Frequent Flyer Club is an understatement. A couple of times I have even gotten birthday cards from them. And since it has been a while since I have … Continue reading

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