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Addressing the Gap of Spirit and Soul

It didn’t happen all the time. But it showed up enough. As time went on I started to notice a pattern. Pounding shifts night after night that never seemed to end would bring it on. A particular case in the ICU that went days into weeks could be bruising. Or an all-consuming ventilator case with …

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A Woman of Heart and Mind (thank you, Joni)

My father really wanted me to be a lawyer. Actually, he wanted me to be a lawyer and a politician. It had been something he dreamt for himself. But the 1940’s and 50’s were a time of working hard for his family. He was lucky to graduate high school. Then, it was on to the …

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The Stories I Tell Myself

I can ruminate over something like a dog worrying a bone. More often than not, that gnawing turns into a story I tell myself. Now in my later years, I’m looking at some of these stories. I’m realizing they might not be honest and true. That’s when I believe I’ve been given an opportunity to …

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The Idealist

What do you think happens when idealists get to be elders? I don’t mean ‘el-der-ly’. I mean elders. One of the ways we define humans is by age group. And as our society changes, we seem to modify the profiles around these age groups. Time is such a trickster. I remember when I was in …

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