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mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.21.2013
Happy birthday to me. Today marks 53 years of my existence on this Earth. Let's hope there's another 30 or 40 years to worry about. There was a time when I told myself I didn't want to grow old. What exactly “old” meant, I'm not sure. I’ve observed my father at an assisted living facility and now a...
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Mar.12.2013
As I spoke with Dr. Smith, Mary Lou arrived with lunch – a meal represented by all the food groups: A Big Mac with a cheeseburger chaser, fries, a Coke and a strawberry milkshake. The good doctor looked askance at my choices. While I appreciated Dr. Smith spending time with me, the time had come...