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The New Girl ... is a right clip...

So as some of you know I changed jobs, in an attempt to bring at least an iota of calm into what had become an increasingly hectic work life. 1,345 more words


Finding Comfort in the Senselessness of Suffering

In my job, as I support the families of organ donors, I bear witness to the pain of indescribable human suffering every day –

the aftermath of accidents, where split-second decisions or moments of happenstance can so unjustly carry such devastating and deadly consequences; the turmoil of a spouse fathoming an unfathomable future that now has to be faced alone; the agony of a child robbed of their parent; the tragedy of a young life cut short by the ravages of addiction, or by momentary stupidity, or by a pain so deep that death seemed to be the only escape. 1,986 more words


Last Words

Last Words I have been privileged to witness:

“Baby Girl, if you hadn’t woke me up, I don’t think I would’ve woke up.”

“I’m not feeling so well, I think I’ll just go on out to the car.” 289 more words

Near Death

Finding Treasure

My mom has been dead 9 years, and…she used to record and send me movies, which I rarely got the chance to watch.

Its amazing and very hard for me to admit, how many things my mother sent to me, that I basically treated as trivial, and overlooked. 411 more words

Near Death


As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. 2,836 more words


27 - summergo

Flyfishing is as much art as sport. And it’s not even my art so much as the joy of taking my place and fading into the art all around me when I’m doing it right. 1,293 more words


My Dad's Response to my Kidnapping

My dad was the family provider and protector. When I was kidnapped and he wasn’t able to protect me, this was very difficult for my dad and he went to extreme measures to assure my future safety. 1,685 more words