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Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Posted by Darcy Thiel

Well, nobody is perfect. I said to my son, Frankie, “Hey, remember when you were younger and I asked you to write my blog and you did?” “Yeah, but I’m […]

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My Little Princess

Posted by Donna Ryan

My cellphone was on mute, but from the corner of my eye I noticed her name and sensed it was going to be sad news. I gave myself a moment […]


Back to Basics

Posted by Darcy Thiel

When I lecture on death/dying, I often talk about how even with all our modern marvels of medicine, human life always comes back to two basic needs- eating and sleeping. […]


Talking Again - At Last

Posted by Darcy Thiel

In a month that has been filled with a lot of difficult situations to deal with, I am also grateful for some sweet moments as well. There has been a […]

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Don't Buy It Now!

Posted by Donna Ryan

I recently heard a commercial for a furniture store that said, “Buy now! No interest until 2025!” I had a vision of my parents sitting in their living room years […]

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Fun with Ultrasound?

Posted by Darcy Thiel

You know my theory. Face the glass half-empty and then from that space, find the half-full. Caring for an aging parent can definitely be a taxing experience. But I have […]


My Two Birthday Parties

Posted by Darcy Thiel

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to have not one, but two birthday parties. I mean hey, 50 is a big deal, right? The first night was at my favorite […]

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The Unfortunate Gift

Posted by Jane Farrell

I’m never ungrateful, but I’m making an exception now. Last Christmas, a neighbor gave me a jar filled with chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans and a mysterious white substance. Of course, […]


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