Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bringing Memories into the Future: Inspired by Mr. Gatsby

    “Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – The Wonder Years   I recently saw the new film, “The Great Gatsby” – it’s … Continue reading

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“This is How We Die”: A Morning with a Hospice Nurse

On Tuesday morning all I knew was that I was setting up an O’Connor table at the Heartland Hospice event that we were co-hosting. I got the table cloth & brochures all set out, greeted the attendees, and sat down … Continue reading

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When Mother’s Day is Hard: For Those Who Have Lost Their Mother or Child

  Mother’s Day.   Perhaps at one time, maybe just last year, this was a day full of flowers, hugs, laughter & good food. It’s astonishing what a death can take away from us, that even a holiday like this, … Continue reading

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Journey Mercies . . . Welcome to Holland

Journey Mercies . . . Welcome to Holland She arrived with the usual fanfare, a normal, easy delivery . . . mom and dad crying tears of joy, Aunt Kari on hand, and me taking photos as fast as my … Continue reading

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