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This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp ISBN: 978-1492622468 Published by Sourcefire Books 2016. YA Fiction. 288 pages. $11.05

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Final Signs

I absolutely love visiting cemeteries.  To me they are the most peaceful places on earth (with the exception of the rare secluded beach).  The older they are the better.   763 more words


The Sunflower

I’ve been “ working like a man” lately: clearing brush, pushing over dead fir trees, hauling topsoil and mulch, reclaiming gardens. My mother has said that about other women in the past—though not about me—considering it a compliment. 887 more words

Caring For A Parent

Until We Meet Again

Sunday, after dinner, I found Mama sitting in the hard metal chair where she spends so much time, squeezed into the narrow space between the small cluttered kitchen table and the counter where she keeps the snacks she nibbles throughout the day and crushes her post-dinner Centrum Silver, mixing it with the juice left from whatever canned fruit I gave her for dinner, followed by an applesauce chaser. 986 more words

Caring For A Parent


I sat last evening, chatting with colleagues, just before Cowley College’s annual awards banquet was to begin. Nearly every table in the Wright Room was packed with people: students to be honored, parents and guests, teachers and other staff members, trustees and administrators. 566 more words

Spiritual Contemplation


**If you have a loved one with dementia and you don’t have time to read this blog, skip to the end links for invaluable information on how you – the friend, family member, or caregiver – can survive this insidious disease.

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