Health Care and You

    Greetings!  I have returned after an extended and not-entirely intentional absence from the world of blogging. A significant factor has been the time required to prepare for a university level course, entitled “Comparative … [Continue reading]

Travel Tales

  To my readers: You may have noticed my absence in the last few weeks. I had intended to maintain my regular weekly blog during my travels in Australia and New Zealand, but between the time zone difference and constant movement … [Continue reading]

Death and the Meaning of Life

  “Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”      ~  John Updike “To the wise advice that we live every day as though it will be our … [Continue reading]

A Nurse’s Reflection on End-of-Life Care

  Much of my blog this year will be devoted to health care and aging … an increasingly hot topic as the baby boomers age.  I hope to offer some provocative perspectives that will help readers thread their way through the complications of … [Continue reading]