Tag Archives: aging

caring conversations

 “Mom tried to call you four times last week at your old number,” my dad said to me in a stage whisper from across the living room. “I think we made a mistake not moving into assisted living when we had … Continue reading

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rest in peace

Barbara lost her mother on Sunday, my birthday. She told me on Thursday that she was having her mother evaluated for hospice care, and three days later her mom was gone. I called my parents that day – my father … Continue reading

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In Memory

I’ve just started work for Hosparus, a nonprofit hospice provider serving Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. It’s a timely move for me, as I learn how to deal with the loss of loved ones myself. Yesterday we lost our … Continue reading

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Memory fails

From seat 5A, I gaze out at the Ohio hills, greens slowly turning to yellow and crimson with the fall. This is my 4th flight in three days. Long ago, on those early morning Southwest flights back home to DC, I … Continue reading

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Joan Didion writes about the human condition

In Blue Nights, Joan Didion describes exchanging her California driver’s license for a New York license. She’s lived in New York for nearly twenty years, but the exchange represents loss, and her life is already overflowing with too much loss. … Continue reading

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