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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air is a memoir by Paul Kalanithi, a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? 883 more words


Welcome To Arlington, Sergeant Gallegos

The light of the sun blinds me, my ears are ringing, and I’m lying on the ground. My eyes begin to focus, the ringing fades, and I see a hand reach out for me and I grasp it. 1,455 more words

Death and Passing Over, we need to Talk about it

Someone close to me recently passed over. What has come to my awareness is how we don’t generally talk about death, even our own, or a person’s last days in their current lifetime. 345 more words

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Courage—A reprise

The following is a post I published on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2013. I had been living with my mother six months and had just begun this blog. 1,667 more words

Caring For A Parent

Book Review - No one has to die alone by Dr. Lani Leary

Too tired to read? You can listen to Jeyran’s review below.


“Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be the single biggest challenge of your life. 101 more words

Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

I wrote some reviews some time ago and I have decided to repost the ones I love to archive them. This one was written just before the opening of the film which was really good too. 421 more words


115. Nocturne (Helen Humphreys)

“Were you made in part by the music you played?  And if so, the when you died, the silence we were left with was that the same silence that exists in a concert hall the moment the music stops – a silence that still tastes of the sound that it carried.”

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