Category Archives: Sheinkman Family

Being Kind

Happy 2012, Interwebs. Several years ago, just after the great “measles and mumps come to Newcastle” debacle, my friend’s doctor gave her some advice for dealing with post-viral fatigue: only do 50% of what you think you are capable of … Continue reading

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A Day Off

I took yesterday off.  Or rather, my body forced me into inactivity yesterday and there was no fighting it.  I slept for ten hours Tuesday night and spent much of Wednesday fighting nausea so severe that a simple walk to … Continue reading

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One Step, One Candle

A good friend suggested that I use this blog as a way to communicate the progress (or lack thereof) in my current family crisis.  Since I don’t seem to be very good at regular posts on other topics, I will … Continue reading

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What’s Required

A sign on the wall of my high school choir rehearsal room read “Sometimes doing your best is not enough. Sometimes you have to do what is required.”  Whether this really had anything to do with singing is immaterial – … Continue reading

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Yahrzeit

Today is the anniversary of my father’s death.  Twenty-seven years and I still miss him.  My grief is a child’s grief: the memory of the way his aftershave clung to his coat collar and the gentleness of his doctor’s hands … Continue reading

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