Category Archives: Hood (Thomas)

The 49ers’ Rush for Super Bowl Gold

The 49ers rush for the Super Bowl is like the 49ers rush in 1849.

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The Long Goodbye

My friend Alan Paskow is in his final days. Although not in a coma, he appears in perpetual sleep, and each day his breathing is more labored. Thomas Hood’s poem “The Death Bed” captures some of the experience of waiting and watching.

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