Tag: death

Driving Miss Norma- still saying “yes”

Driving Miss Norma- still saying “yes”

Remembering Miss Norma, saying "yes" to living - a book review #DrivingMissNorma#Joy

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“Tis the season to…

“Tis the season to…

Do we celebrate more special events and holidays the last six weeks of the year than the rest of the year combined? It feels that way to me.  We have the three major holidays- Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day   Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve have become mini holidays too. And this year, since … Continue reading “Tis the season to…

When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, M.D., a memoir ( This is an update of a previous post. This post contains an affiliate,commission paying link) Dr. Paul Kalanithi was a 36-year-old resident physician who had, as he wrote, “reached the mountaintop” of anticipating a promising career as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. He had … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air- reflections from Dr. Lucy Kalanithi

Weekend Words -a wedding update

Weekend Words -a wedding update

  2 Corinthians chapter 4  16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self  is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to … Continue reading Weekend Words -a wedding update

How you can save a life; two things to know this month

It seems every month, week, and day there is an event for awareness of some condition, disease, disability or other designated group. I can't keep track of all of them, much less observe them all, but September is designated for awareness of two conditions that I want to mention. Childhood cancer is ,fortunately, an uncommon … Continue reading How you can save a life; two things to know this month

How do you want to die?

If, like me, you don't listen to rap often, you may need to watch this video more than once to get the message. Dr. Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD, is a "physician, off-white rapper, and purveyor of the finest medical satire." In this video and others he uses unconventional means to educate and inform about important health … Continue reading How do you want to die?

sharing grief, love and memories at the beach in Cancun, Mexico- Tuesday Travels

My husband and I had travelled to Mexico on mission trips but never for a vacation until last year. Our friends, who I will call George and Emma, own a time share in Cancun and graciously invited us to share it with them on their annual visit. They purchased it many years ago, and celebrated … Continue reading sharing grief, love and memories at the beach in Cancun, Mexico- Tuesday Travels