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  • Death Doulas

    December 6, 2016

    “Tell me a story . . .
    What kind of story, child?
    A story with a happy ending.
    There’s no such thing in all the world.
    As a…

  • On Dying

    November 16, 2016

    My mom died a year ago. I have been at many births, but this was my first hands-on experience with dying. It was just…

  • Good Grief?

    November 11, 2016
    Galapagos Islands 2015

    It started in late August when my dear friend Rick died. He’d been suffering with wickedly aggressive brain cancer. He also had Parkinson’s. In…

  • Halloween Apologia

    October 31, 2016


    I’ve neglected a neighborly duty.

    It’s the end of October, and only a couple of days ago I realized I haven’t put out any fall decorations: