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“Is she gonna die on me?”

“Well, she’ll die eventually. She is old.”

“But now?”

“We’ll do everything we can.”

“What if it’s her thyroid?” 460 more words

Caring Lessons Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago this month, the completed copies of Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self arrived in Chicago. I began the writing in 2000, after retiring as professor emerita of nursing from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. 286 more words

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Education

I am nearly finished reading this booked called ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover. Oh my goodness. I CAN’T put it down. It’s a memoir that certainly needed to be written. 715 more words

Writing

Man on the Moon: an End of Days Soundtrack

“That planet called “normal” is small and blue in the distance, close enough to see but too far away to touch.”

Read more from “Man on the Moon” at https://atticusreview.org/man-on-the-moon-an-end-of-days-soundtrack/

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5 Years Ago: For My Recovery Worker.

This is a bittersweet journal entry to review as I discovered that the person who was key to my recovery from opiate dependency and addiction has recently passed away. 1,974 more words

We Swam the Mile Swim

I was 13 in the summer of 1977.  I had failed the 100-yard swim at scout camp the year before.  Now I was going for the mile swim.  304 more words

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