Category Archives: Nature

That is All


As a child, I learned that if I wrote down my feelings then they were externalized and ceased to cause pain.  Why else do you think I became a writer?  Over time I came to understand that my feelings were in … Continue reading

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This One’s for Duckie


On April 16 my doctor said, “There’s nothing more that can be done [to treat your illness], adding “I usually only have this conversation with people in end-stage cancer.”  He signed my death warrant that day. It took me thirty days … Continue reading

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The Quadruple Whammy Day


So I woke up yesterday morning and my blood sugar was 367.  Since it is supposed to be below 120, that was a really bad thing.  No point in reporting it to my primary or secondary doctors because they’ve gone … Continue reading

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Buying the Farm


I was dreaming that I was back on the farm but it wasn’t farming anymore, it was more an assisted living or skilled nursing home, and my parents—who are deceased—were coming to visit.  Everything was so clean and fresh, and … Continue reading

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When Sooner becomes Later


So Dr. Tucker asked, “Would you be willing to go see the immunologists at the Cleveland Clinic?”  I said yes and he said he would arrange a hospital-to-hospital transfer. When he came back a day or two later, Dr. Tucker quietly … Continue reading

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Loving Others


What were the best moments of your life? My last glucose was 544, so I thought this was a good time to collect the best moments of my life. The most recent was in April at the Empathic Therapy Conference. … Continue reading

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In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … Continue reading

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