My Blog

A Morning at Garth Newel

August 7, 2018 Tuesday afternoon, and I just returned from Garth Newel. I arrived there around 11 AM and watched ...
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The Ultimate Choice

No matter how we would like to deny it, we all will die. But, unless we have a heart attack ...
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Records of Dying

We received the deadly diagnosis on September 23, 2013. By the next month, I had started recording our conversations. In ...
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The Death Date

Today, May 18, 2018, is David’s third death date. The term “death date” assumes huge proportions. The first year, I ...
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Yes, Roz, Death Is Not Pleasant

When The New York Times published an early excerpt from Roz Chast’s Can’t we talk about something more PLEASANT?, I ...
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Dying, Slowly

People do not understand dying at all. In our case, dying was very, very slow. Knowing you’re going to die ...
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My Job

In September, 2013, when my husband David got a deadly diagnosis with a prognosis of 12 to 15 months, maybe ...
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Beginning Again

I stayed in the retirement home where David had died until the first anniversary of his death. After having a ...
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The Death of Dom Philip

My husband, Dom Philip, died on May 18, 2015, of a very rare liver cancer. For 26 months, 2.2 years, ...
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