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remembering the dead

I say the names, over and over, as I stuff envelopes with letters asking families to tell us their story of hospice care or send a donation to help pay for community  grief counseling programs. I name the living as … 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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