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All she wants to do is hold your hand

When Merle died, a man who lived in the same assisted living facility as my mother Pearl, she told me his last words were, “Pearl. Pearl. Pearl.” I asked her how she knew that. Then she said, “I don’t know … Continue reading

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My mother calls to tell me I have cancer

My 88 year old mother called me about 10:00 yesterday morning, from the assisted living facility she is in. xxx“Did you go to the doctor?” she said. xxx“For what I answered. My cold is over. No more xxxcoughing.” xxx“You know … Continue reading

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“I do not fear death”

The following is reprinted from Roger Ebert’s book, Life Itself: a Memoir, as was reprinted on the Salon website.  As the eulogists and commentators wax eloquent about the life and work of Roger Ebert who died yesterday, his own words, inspired and … Continue reading

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That doesn’t sound very “pro-life” to me.

I was appalled at the recent pulling of funding from Planned Parenthood for the breast cancer screening of poor women by the Susan G Komen Foundation this Tuesday. Twenty-six Democratic Senators sent a letter today to the CEO and founder of … Continue reading

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