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  • By Phil Ochs. Not what you'd think. He wrote it following the murder of three civil rights workers in the mid '60's. Still pertinent today, I fear.
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March 14, 2008



Wow what a great post!

Everything you said is bang on the money, but most couples don't even think of these things when they get married unless like yourself, the health issues are already present.

Damn I admire and respect you.


I remember this from last year and it's still one of the most upsetting things I've ever read. When my wife had breast cancer and when I had open-heart surgery, it was tough on both of us. But it would never, ever, in a million years, have occurred to either of us to abandon the other because "things got ugly." People who do can't legitimately claim to be truly human. Whether you're married or not, you just don't do that to another human being.


This is quite a piece, and I thank you for it. It is a cold shot of reality and what it means to be fully human.

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Lisa - Experience, my dear. It's an imperfect teacher - but the lesson stays learned.

John - Not meaning to disturb, my friend. It just seemed relevant. Sorry I've been so distant. I haven't forgotten that MEME, you know. Life just sometimes gets in the way.

Jude - Thank you, my dear - but this is one accolade I'd gladly defer.

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