Monthly Archives: December 2014

“You Can’t Do This In the City.”

It, today’s title, is one of my more often spoken phrases. Ask my girls. I say it in relation to backyard fires all the time, still even today. “You sure can’t do this in the city.” And you can’t. “One … Continue reading

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Lo, High Above Yon Silo

There are the “hunkered down” traditions of Christmas – every family has them – then there are the Christmas traditions lite: sometimes you hit them, sometimes you don’t. Driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas eve is one of … Continue reading

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Warmeth

  I move when I think and write. That’s not to say that I move while I write, but that I change my workplace location regularly. I might work anywhere, and do. If I know that I will be stuck … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

Hospice is an amazingly exciting adventure. Like Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. It’s different each and every time. As I walk up to the front door of a new house – my first visit … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Late

Sometimes it’s true. It is too late. Have you yet put away body threatening foolishness from your life? As human beings, we are never quite done with every sort of foolishness, generally. We’ll certainly express the occasional slightly foolish word, … Continue reading

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Presence

If you desire to be a better comforter in crisis, I would give to you two bits of advice from the scriptures. They are both related to each other and deceptively simple. The first comes from Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with … Continue reading

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The Asleep

I learned a lot about hospice on my very first call. I had spent a few days being trained on protocol and procedures, both for the hospital as well as for our hospice organization. As far as my training, there … Continue reading

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