Thawing Love

By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake itself again.  -Neil Gaiman I feel a piercing pain in my chest as I talk with my friend Libby about the inevitability of weaning my daughter Charlotte. My body begins to…

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The Vegas Dilemma

I was in Vegas earlier this month for a surgical nursing workshop. On the way back to the airport, I asked our Uber driver if he minded if I ate in the car. He thanked me for asking and said he didn’t mind. Then he told us about a passenger who’d once asked him if…

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A New Way to Live

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.  –T.S. Eliot   As I pulled out of my parking space, I realized my gas tank was on empty. How poetic.

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Heaven at Hand

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. –Søren Kierkegaard He was in the intensive care unit when he picked up the phone and dialed. He needed a way out. He was going down the list, trying numbers.

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The Gift of a Second Chance

If it weren’t for second chances we’d all be alone. –Gregory Alan Isakov

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