Category: Writing

Another Work in Progress

My thesis, an illness narrative, includes poetry and prose–some of the prose is lengthy narrative while the other portion consists of  what I call ‘snapshots’, condensed moments in time.  This is one example of a snapshot that I began working on while on holiday recently in Sardinia. Limits Ferries, full of cars and people.  Yachts. …

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Infusion

Yesterday was Remicade day.  Remicade day comes once per month.  Every four weeks I sit in a recliner in the hospital’s chemotherapy suite while the fluorescent lights overhead shine through a $10K bag of anti-TNF that flows down through plastic tubing and into the catheter that the nurse has inserted into one of my veins.…

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Narrative

“The social science model of writing, in effect, requires researchers to suppress the story of their own research, the human processes through which the work was constituted over time….Narrative is the best way to understand the human experience, because it is the way humans understand their own lives….If we wish to understand the deepest and…

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