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Alzheimer's: A Mother-Daughter Act - New York Times

Alzheimer's: A Mother-Daughter Act - New York Times

Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box - NYTimes.com  A beautiful post about death--and life--and cancer patient who  made his own coffin.

Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box

Ashes to Ashes, but First a Nice Pine Box - NYTimes.com A beautiful post about death--and life--and cancer patient who made his own coffin.

Must read! This is an edited version of Neil Gaiman's lecture for the Reading Agency, delivered on Monday October 14 at the Barbican in London.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

Someone you know ill? Watch what you say, and to whom.   I thought this was a brilliant article about how to be with someone who is sick, in crisis, or falling apart. This should be required reading for everyone.  --Laura Davis & The Writer's Journey

How not to say the wrong thing

How Not to Say the Wrong Thing by Susan Silk and Barry Goldman, latimes: It works in all kinds of crises – medical, legal, even existential. It's the 'Ring Theory' of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out. Illustration by Wes Bausmith.

How Not to Be Alone - NYTimes.com  Thanks for Lis Bensley for this fantastic, thoughtful, well-written piece about how technology is replacing human contact.  --Laura Davis & The Writer's Journey www.lauradavis.net

How Not to Be Alone

After the Children Have Grown - NYTimes.com  This is a beautiful essay that made me cry. I loved it. It spoke true.  --Laura Davis & The Writer's Journey www.lauradavis.net

After the Children Have Grown

After the Children Have Grown - I’ve lost my sense of being needed and loved beyond reason by three breathtaking, energetic, embryonic beings.

A remarkable article about why Boston hospitals were ready to treat the injuries after the Marathon bombing. A must read in my opinion. Thanks to Kevin Cook on the MIT parent page for posting this. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/04/why-bostons-hospitals-were-ready.html  --Laura Davis, The Writer's Journey www.lauradavis.net

Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready

great blog post by Tiffany Wayne about what the opposition to gay marriage is really about: http://nursingclio.org/2013/04/02/same-sex-marriage-does-threaten-traditional-marriage/

A whole other piece of the marriage equality debate. This is the way same-sex marriage does "threaten" traditional marriage.

This article from New York Magazine--and the comment which followed it--just blew me away. It tackles the issues of elder care and the horrible choices we face with our aging parents in a powerful, provocative way.

Parent Health Care & Modern Medicine’s Obsession With Longevity -- New York Magazine <-- a poignant look at the economic & psychic tolls of long-term care.


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