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christopher-meeks's picture
Dec.14.2013
Yesterday I received a text that said, “This is Whit’s sister. He is in hospice in deep sleep with end stage liver disease. Prognosis is days to a week or so. Call me if you like.” Normally, I get texts just from my fifteen-year-old daughter,  such as “Pick me up at 3 plz.” I get few other...
michael-seidel's picture
May.30.2013
My general perspective is that we're all dying, we're just not sure which grim reaper will arrive. Death has many personae.  'Grim reaper' is the most celebrated figure of death but there are many others.  Not all wear flowing gowns or robes and carry scythes.  Some are charming,...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Apr.02.2013
Maroon Bells, Colorado By Christopher Cudworth Toward the end of a week camping in the Maroon Bells of Colorado, that deliciously beautiful chunk of mountain range above Aspen, it occurred to me that a 12 mile run down the mountain might be a bit of fun.  I was very fit at the time, in 31:00...
rina-macasaet's picture
Mar.31.2013
Dad has made it known that the longest he sees himself going for dialysis is a year, even less and certainly no more. He has requested for a family meeting, everyone complete, no exceptions.  He wants to see all of us together. Grandchildren included.  August will be the likely month for...
phil-naessens's picture
Jan.25.2013
  I haven’t blogged in quite a while. I’ve just been so busy with the various shows I’m preparing for and producing that I simply haven’t had the time. Recently I was reminded of something my Grandpa use to tell me and something I wanted to share….. Grandpa said loyalty was a dying attribute...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.17.2013
(My older brother Tony and me at 3 1/2 and 2 years old, respectively) Last night we received some very unsettling news: My Dad's sister, Alberta, had passed away. There are very few times in my life that I can recall seeing my Dad visibly shaken. After all, this is a man who faced the horrors of...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Nov.24.2012
We live, we love, we forgive and never give upCuz the days we are given are gifts from aboveAnd today we remember to live and to love                                      ~From We Live by...
tim-haywood's picture
Nov.14.2012
I was sitting at my desk, eating pineapple out of a plastic container when I received an email telling me that my friend John had died in an accident. We can never predict what thoughts will pierce our consciousness after being blindsided with such traumatic news, and I remember calmly...
anovelweblog's picture
Oct.23.2012
  I didn't know her first name.  Everybody called her Mrs. Hudson.   Still, I knew her more intimately than many of my closest friends.  I saw her at her most vulnerable.  An elderly woman of 88, her body failing quickly from aggressive breast cancer.  I lifted her...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Oct.20.2012
    Throwing a Cat at a Mouse. It doesn't work. I tried it this morning. I woke up and made the coffee and put the bread in the toaster and saw a little brown ball behind the toaster, (I think, I wasn't sure) so I ran and got the cat, Fou Fou, our twelve year old Tabby and picked him up...