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Posts tagged death

what’s the point?

My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s almost 2 years ago, and since then, she and her (amazing) husband, Mike, have moved back to California to live with my (amazing) brother, Dave.  That move to California when so much is confusing to her was just so like her – to grab an adventure when she can.   […]

the ‘d’ word

Let me say first that I’m not dying.  Or rather I’m not dying any more than anyone else is.  I don’t have a terminal illness, other than the one we all have.  It’s just that I just finished a lovely book, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, and it’s got me […]

doing the hard thing

Last week I helped my daughter help her aged and ailing cat pass from this life.  Oscar (the oddly named female cat who joined our family 18 years ago) had been declining for a while, and Kirsten had been doing everything she could to bring comfort to the time Oscar had left.  For the last […]