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Why I Do What I Do

I cannot write large volumes to tell you why I do what I do. There is no great conversation that explains my reason. There are just two words, “I Care.”

Hope

My Soul Doula journey: The Beginning

When my mother passed away seven years ago, after a very long and heart-breaking struggle with breast cancer, she gave me a deeply profound gift.   It was my privilege to walk beside her on her dying journey, one that had many ‘false dawns’,  desperate depression and razor sharp challenges.  420 more words

Bereavement

Anniversary Days

It’s a year since I wrote this post.
I am so glad I was blogging a lot then. Now it is the anniversary of Mother’s last weeks and by reading back, I can follow the trajectory of those days; my visit in mid April and then the call to say she was dying; the five days leading up to her death. 368 more words

Mother

Bill Knott, 1940-2014

What was it about those bad-boy poets that I loved so much at 16? Brautigan, Ferlinghetti. And Bill Knott, whose recent death made me think about him and how our paths crossed, twice. 576 more words

Writing

The Date Was...

12/2/2012… The day I found out that my dad had a stroke, in the hospital, where he was awaiting surgery to replace his heart valve, put in a defibrillator, and a pace maker. 913 more words

In The Life..

The Book of Nina

The Book of Nina
(for her parents and Team Nina)

Her last chapter finished too soon
Take a look at her book
Pages of stories, of friendships… 358 more words

POETRY

Swan Song

A swan song cut so very short
As bird capitulates
With early flight to heaven’s skies
Bereft of living state

For muted tonics fade into… 57 more words

Poetry