It used to be that we died at home
    October 21, 2013
    It used to be that we died at home

    In the days before medicine advanced enough to fix organs and enable us live ever longer, it would’ve been considered a betrayal of family to let a loved one live out their lives in the company of s…

    Celebrating small pleasures
    October 18, 2013
    Unexpected result of end of life wishes: Celebrating small pleasures

    Little did I imagine, when I embarked on my journey to understand end of life medical interventions, that I’d have to think hard about what made me happy in life. Off the top of my head, my children…

    Two mothers and two daughters go shoe shopping
    October 17, 2013
    Two mothers and two daughters go shoe shopping….

    They each bought shoes and come home with three pairs. How can this be? If you haven’t heard it or figured it out: a mother her daughter and her daughter’s daughter aka granddaughter. Two mothers:…

    Life and death are different at different stages
    October 16, 2013
    Life and death are different at different stages

    Awful to contemplate, yet as many a young widow or widower knows, it can happen: an untimely death. Equally - if not more - traumatic is an accident, injury or unexpected health crisis that leaves a y…

    93-year old fashion consultant
    October 14, 2013
    93-year old fashion consultant: my father-in-law

    There’s only one grandparent left in our family – my 93-year old father-in-law. A former tailor, with all his wits still about him and a mischievous sense of humor, he’s the go-to guy when our d…