Category Archives: Family

The Power of One

The power of hope often begins with one person. The belief of one therapist opened up a completely different life for one autistic child… and his family. Continue reading

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18th Hole

The image that Kristi described of Brian reaching up toward heaven as he died reminds me of what my sister Patsy said about our mother’s final hours… Love the image! Continue reading

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Watching Death

Among the things that I admire is the devotion of women and men to one another in those final hours. Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy and sometimes bears a pretty high cost. Sometimes it means quitting a job that pays pretty darn well. Continue reading

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Marking the Passing

Among the things I’d planned for my Fourth of July, helping with Wilberta “Billie” Jane Kelly’s funeral wasn’t one of them. It was an honor that my plans got changed! Continue reading

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In Praise of Work

I cannot think of anything that I have or am able to do that does not rely upon the work of others. I give thanks for them! Continue reading

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Of Paradox and Pleasure

Isn’t it amazing how something that happened years ago seems like yesterday and something last week seems years ago already? Continue reading

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