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Jeff Phillips: 66 to the Moon

Today would have been my dad’s 66th birthday. He would have been a year into his retirement, would have written a novel or two, might have invested in some race horses. 870 more words


When it is time...

Today my Nan had an appointment with her oncologist, Dr. Bartels. During the appointment she seemed to be so confused and tried to fill out her own paperwork and answer questions, sadly, she ended up frustrated and I answered the best that I could for her. 283 more words

No One Has To Fight Alone


So I received a phone call this afternoon from my Nan’s physical therapist, Travis,  claiming that my Nan had not eaten since breakfast and had not moved from the chair since I left the house this morning for work. 290 more words

No One Has To Fight Alone

Once Upon A Time...

Nan broke down today after a tiff between she and I; she told me that last week when she saw her oncologist he used the big “T” word again, terminal. 323 more words

No One Has To Fight Alone


These are words I find I repeat every winter, all winter, and have for decades.

When the cold, the snow and icy roads become too much for me my family hears me groan those words. 544 more words


I know that everyone has been thinking it, but until last night it didn’t really hit me. My grandmother’s cancer is terminal. Finally, a doctor used the BIG “T” word, terminal. 51 more words

No One Has To Fight Alone

Reflections on a Special Kind of Friendship

For Addie who taught me grace, Maureen who embodied tenacity, Jan who pushed the boundaries of life and Aunt Faith and Aunt Gayle who lived valiantly and were gone too soon.  662 more words