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Companion Spirit: Poems by Jan Haag

Companion Spirit is a collection of poems written after the death of Jan Haag’s husband, Cliff Polland (left), in 2001. The poems in the three sections of the book—“Aftermath,” “Leaving Cliff,” and “Rescue”— chart a course through loss, grief and … Continue reading

Into the light

for Dickie I watched you walk through windward-leaning cypress, head toward the edge of a seacliff into the light, a familiar silhouette angling away from me, the long shadow of life extending behind you, and I thought again, no, not … Continue reading

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HBD2Him

We are delighted to spend Presidents’ Day weekend at The Sea Ranch, as we do most years. Last year, of course, Dick was recuperating in Honolulu after his cardiac arrest and subsequent triple bypass surgery. He spent his 76th birthday … Continue reading

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Half birthday

Every year on January 30 I smile at the notion that I have gained a half a year, remembering when I lorded those six months over my sister, felt superior to younger classmates, looked eagerly toward gaining the next digit … Continue reading

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Guest reunites with life savers

Oh, my. What a sweet gift arrived from our friends at the AED Institute today. We were so moved by this 2:25-minute video assembled by the Hawaiian Airlines corporate communications team. They met us at the Honolulu airport to greet … Continue reading

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Coming home

Part II It’s not unusual for us, despite our great love for Hawaii, to look forward to coming home after a couple of weeks’ vacation there. There’s something about returning to one’s own abode, own bed, own kitties that tugs … Continue reading

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Otherwise

  Part I I’m a big fan of the poet Jane Kenyon, whose last book of poems, published after her death in 1995, was called “Otherwise.” Knowing that she was dying of leukemia, she assembled the collection with her husband, … Continue reading

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In flight

A year ago today Dick and I boarded a Hawaiian Airlines jet bound for Honolulu on the first leg of our vacation flight to Kauai. It’s been my custom for some years (initiated by my friend Corinne Litchfield) to bring … Continue reading

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As we enter the ’20s

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