Tag Archives: Healing

Opening the Wound

Forty-six years ago today, in Viet Nam, I was wounded during an assault by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops on a village that my infantry company was defending. It would not be an overstatement to say that those few … Continue reading

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The Geography of Love

Your fingers glance along my side, from peak to valley and back again, exploring new territory. It’s a landscape that was unseen and unvisited for several years, until you came along with your shy inquisitive looks and your delicate touch. … Continue reading

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Accepting Survival

I was speaking with someone today – we’ll call her Laura – about writing as a cathartic and healing experience. Laura was afflicted with ovarian cancer. I volunteered for a war. She didn’t ask for her affliction, but I did … Continue reading

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