My Lack of Appetite

Another two inches.

I pull the wrapper off the sugar-free chocolate again and toast the horizon and, somewhere, a small New England town.

I don’t say, “cheers.”  In Japan you don’t say that for the sad things. Continue reading

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Diet Chocolate

My father was in the hospital again.  He had told me before the first surgery, and neglected to mention the second until it was a go.  Two toes gone and the doctors said they needed to chop the top off the rest.  Why?  Because the doctor said so.  So that’s diabetes, I thought, Continue reading