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To Go or Not to Go

I was in high school when the new family moved in up the driveway. I was gone two years later and didn’t bond with them, but my mother did. 1,009 more words

Caring For A Parent

New World Now - Words at the Threshold with Lisa Smartt

Published on Apr 24, 2017

Throughout the past five years, in the first study of its kind, linguist Lisa Smartt has collected accounts of more than 1,500 final words from those who were a few hours to a few weeks from dying. 45 more words


Death & Poetry Part 3: Because I Could Not Stop For Death

(Note: this is the third post about Poetry and Death based on a research project that I recently finished for my Medical Humanities class in Fall 2016. 1,276 more words


You're Not a Victim for Sharing Your Story

This quote is a complete blog in and of itself.  Thank you to Alex Elle.


For more information about The Warrior Project – soon to be a drop-in and counseling center for those affected by suicide and/or suicidal thoughts, please click on the picture or link, or go to… 464 more words


Six Months

Six months.  My wonderful, brilliant, talented husband has been dead for six months.

The death certificate deemed it an “intra-oral gunshot wound”.   Simply put, he killed himself. 953 more words


Memoir: Why We Read about Other Lives

I’ve fallen into a vast pool of delicious memoir reading lately. My novels from the library are returned unread and those on suspended hold remain so as I read memoirs instead. 911 more words

Caring For A Parent

Living in an Age of Anxiety

The original impetus for writing on anxiety came in the form of an invitation from the Lung Cancer Alliance folks, to share on the topic for a webinar in December 2017. 879 more words

Lung Cancer