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How do you hold a moon beam?

Why has it been so difficult and taken so long for me to write about the most meaningful and transformational experience of my life? Wording the question this way may make the answer obvious but I laugh at the first thing that pops into my mind. It’s the line from The Sound of Music song, “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?”

Thank You, Commonweal

By Daniel Raskin The Commonweal cancer support community became a vital part of my life when my partner, Ann Weissman, died from cancer three years ago last February. Ann got ovarian cancer in 1993.  After treatment and recovery she returned…

Three Poems by Jim (Telk) Elkus

Telk's poems are "Stage 4," "The Fall from Certainty," and "Where Are They?"