Private Runner Nita Sweeney and her sister Amy Ax
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Private Runner

Private Runner “I’m a private runner,” I told my sister when she invited me to the first annual Steps for Sarcoma 5k. She had signed up to walk the three-point-one-mile

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Reclaiming Mother’s Day

I don’t remember which one of us decided to reclaim Mother’s Day, but it began with an impromptu day-long road trip. With little fanfare or notice to anyone except Ed,

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Calling All Angels

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.” – Robert Frost As many of you know, my beloved niece Jamey Ax, passed away on February 6, 2007. She

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Creative Rehab

I’m sitting in Port Townsend, WA in the computer lab of Goddard College‘s west coast branch where I’m working on my MFA in creative writing. When I checked my email

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No Words

My niece has been sick with cancer for 499 days. On Tuesday, day 500, she died. She was 24 years old. I have no words to express my sadness. It’s

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