This week’s guest author (full disclosure) is my wife, Natalie Parry. Natalie works in North America’s largest palliative care centre. She’s passionate about palliative care, and here she explains where that passion was born and how it was nurtured.
This week guest author Charlene Jones takes us to the bedside of her dying friend. It’s a touching and intimate portrait of Debbie’s dying. by Charlene Jones Your beautiful daughter’s anguished blue eyes open wide as she says, “Thank… Continue Reading
When this week’s guest author Naomi Mesbur first approached me with her story, I wasn’t sure it fit the remit of this blog. Then she told me a little more, and I realized that the agonizing decision she was faced… Continue Reading
It was very early on a Saturday morning: somewhere between 6:00 and 6:30. A mug of green tea sat steaming on the coffee table. I had the laptop open, resting (as its name suggests it should) on my lap. I… Continue Reading
Today’s guest author recalls a time when families laid out their loved ones themselves, in their own parlours, performing those last acts of love and duty: washing and dressing the corpse, laying it out. She reminds us of something Larry… Continue Reading