Archive for January 2018

The last ones standing: the price of life and love

Today, as I walk my dog through the neighborhood, I see the world through a lens of loss. The next door neighbor lost her husband about 9 months ago. The neighbor down the street lost her son a year ago December and then her husband the following January. It is only a bit below freezing... Read more »

Let's take blood in the urine seriously

I love beets, but they have caused me some alarm over the past few years. When I eat them, I’m all in. I buy three or four, roast them and eat them for lunch and dinner, with goat cheese, in salads, just in their unadorned glory. After a day or so of eating my body... Read more »

Being a witness to one wild and precious life: in memory of Beth Caldwell

Being a witness to one wild and precious life: in memory of Beth Caldwell
My go to in times of grief is poetry. “Tell me,” Mary Oliver wrote, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” We get just this one life, this one here and now, this one body and this one mind. Sometimes what we planned to do with our lives... Read more »
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