Ten years ago my wife, Mary Northcutt, went into the hospital for a routine colonoscopy. Three hours later she left the hospital under a death sentence. That was the day our world shifted on its axis. She was given one year to live. She took more than six, and we got every bit of life possible out of those years. She taught me, and everyone she knew, how to live. THE WORLD SHIFTED is a love story. It is a story of friendship and faith. It is a story of courage and hope. Most of all, it is the story of Mary Northcutt, who left too soon, and of me, who was left behind.
BLOG: An Inconceivable Divide--02/20/18
CANCER BLOG: Not Again, or I Got Next--07/18/17
CYCLING NARRATIVES: Cycling for Dummies, or Who'll Stop the Rain?--10/16/12
FICTION: Going Viral--11/11/14
PHOTO GALLERY: L'Alsace: Blanche et Noire--06/24/12
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