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Laughter in the Surrealness

  I have talked briefly about my Circle of Support here before. I hand-chose six people from various parts of my life to help guide me in decision-making around end-of-life matters.  This includes issues about tangible support from friends, health … Continue reading

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Anything Good?

What do we do when we encounter people who are different than us?  People have different skin colours, beliefs, values, and upbringings.  They live in different parts of the city, country or world than us.  Sometimes a couple of questions … Continue reading

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Gift of the Long Goodbye

A death can occur suddenly or be drawn out.  Since my own diagnosis, a number of people I know have died before I have. The unexpected deaths can shake others to the core. If the person has not prepared for … Continue reading

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Trauma and Drama

Life has been, as I have said before, the best of times and the worst of times recently. Trauma and drama seem to have played a major part in trying to suck the life out of me.  They have wrestled … Continue reading

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Great Courage

The word of the day was courage.  Twenty-five years ago my sister passed away suddenly of meningitis.  She died less than 24 hours after diagnosis. This is also the Feast Day of the North American Jesuit martyrs and their two … Continue reading

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Dueling Dementors

My love of the Harry Potter series surprises people at times.  The books became darker as they went on, but still gave much food for thought. The Dementor creatures frightened me a bit.  Below, for those unfamiliar with these beasts, … Continue reading

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Revisioning Our Stories

For most of my growing up years I thought I was an ugly duckling.  I hated my curly hair which stylists seemed confused by, my mom dressed me funny, and I, quite honestly, preferred my brother’s hand me downs because … Continue reading

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