1. Battle of the Super Bug

    "Hi, Shannon.  It's Wendy again.  (deep sign) Reagan's sick again after a few good days of feeling better.  Not sure if I should bring her back in or if the doc wants to call me." "Oh, no.  Poor Reagan.  Let me take message.  Tell me what's going on."  (I'll spare you the gruesome gastro details.) The vet called me back within an hour sharing her disappointment about Reagan's relapse of sym…Read More

  2. Lessons from the Knitting Circle

    My family and I surrounded my grandmother's hospice bed.  She appeared a stranger.  Her body was eaten by cancer, her face sunken with a yellow complexion, her breath rattled, and her bones protruded under the hospital blanket.  An exquisite maroon colored prayer shawl draped around her shoulders.  As her last breathes were fading, I recalled how the shawl provided comfort to my grandmother du…Read More