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The Wild Iris

Louise Gluck – The Wild Iris
At the end of my suffering
there was a door.

Hear me out: that which you call death
I remember. 105 more words

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

As I dig down in earnest to write a book about my lung cancer experience of the past year, the dreaded “book proposal” has me delving into stuff I have studiously avoided so far: statistics. 690 more words


A Wonderful Review

The latest review for my short-story, I Am Flying, was graciously posted on Amazon yesterday, November 13th, by Ms. Molly Gapp. For your convenience, I Am Flying is available as a… 106 more words


Out of the Silence

As I indicated in my last post on October 27, the Naegeli family is grieving the sudden untimely death of Matthew, nephew to my husband and me and beloved friend to so many. 970 more words


What the dying really regret

Article By: Kerry Egan

“I know I’m supposed to hate my body,” the patient said in her soothing Southern drawl. She pushed away her lunch, a brown lump & pile of orange. 1,134 more words


My right to death with dignity at 29

Article By: Brittany Maynard

Editor’s note: Brittany Maynard worked as a volunteer advocate for the nation’s leading end-of-life choice organization, Compassion & Choices. She lived in Portland, Oregon, w/her husband, Dan Diaz, & mother, Debbie Ziegler. 878 more words


I Don’t Want To Go On Without You: How Social Workers Empower the Grief Stricken

During my final semester at Simmons College School of Social Work I enrolled in an elective course titled ‘Social Work Practice in Healthcare’. My final assignment for this course was to pick a book from the provided reading list, read it and compile an essay inspired by the book on issues related to the practice of medical social work. 2,867 more words

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