1. A farewell letter

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    December 17, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Dear uterus — We’ve been through a lot together, you and I. I mean, we’ve been together from the start, …
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  2. 10 Motherless Years

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    November 2, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Ten years is a long time. How did it pass so quickly?

  3. The Velocity of Loss

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    September 12, 2018 by 8junebugs

    This is the cadence of life after a certain point — we are increasingly grief-adjacent. The losses mount, and the understanding of the impact each person has on countless others grows.

  4. Crew Comeback: Four Months In

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    June 20, 2018 by 8junebugs

    It’s good to be back.

  5. Home Sweet Estuary

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    February 23, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Forgive me, Coach, for I have sinned. It has been more than a year since my last reverse pick.

  6. The Keto Experiment

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    February 8, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Well, it took 40 years, but I’m finally on trend with something. I’m in week 3 of a ketogenic diet.

  7. Alexander: Month 12

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    January 9, 2018 by 8junebugs

    Dear Alexander Stormborn — Daddy reminded me recently that we called you this when you were born. Much like that …
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  8. In Review: 2017

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    January 1, 2018 by 8junebugs

    1. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before? Got cancer.

  9. Cancer for Christmas and the etiquette of personal calamity

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    December 18, 2017 by 8junebugs

    Confession the first: I own a well-thumbed copy of Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior. Confession the second: I …
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  10. Alexander: Month 9

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    October 9, 2017 by 8junebugs

    Dear Booboo —
    Sorry, kid. Another month, another nickname, and I feel like this one’s going to stick for a while.

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