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Some say: people want to know when they are dying.  Some say: people need to be informed.  Some say: doctors should be better prognosticators.  Some say: denial is a good thing. We all have our biases.  I have had the … Continue reading

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A whiff of lavender can still transport me to the bedside of my dying mother. In the early morning hours, Mom began breathing in shallow gasps, with periods of apnea. Several hours had passed since she had responded to any … Continue reading

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I read the quote on my candle that says: “Grace. How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain, and, so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one … Continue reading

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When the Netflix envelopes arrive at our house, it’s often a potpourri of strange movie picks.  This week was no exception.  I’m not sure I had ever seen the movie, “On the Beach” from 1959-a classic I guess- but I can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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