Category Archives: emotional

Remembering Oliver Sacks

Every so often, someone well known passes away and collectively we think “wow, the world lost a really important voice today.” The most recent losses that conjure that feeling, for me at least, were Robin Williams and Maya Angelou – … Continue reading

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One day you’ve got this fully developed life, and the next day, nothing. You had to rethink everything about your existence. Our lives were ordered before. Then it was utter chaos. Trying to make sense of the chaos was comforting. … Continue reading

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A farewell to Boston

This has been an incredibly challenging post to write.  Nobody does goodbyes well. Some of you may have noticed that this past Monday did not feature a regularly scheduled someecard post.  You may also have noticed that the header on … Continue reading

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#marriageequality #lovewaitsnomore

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in … Continue reading

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Last night, I finally watched “The Fault In Our Stars”.  Side note – do NOT watch this movie in public.  You WILL cry.  In fact, you will ugly cry.  Grab some tissues; you will need them.  Trust me. There’s a … Continue reading

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Who gets to decide on forgoing treatment?

When the Affordable Care Act was still being debated in the halls of Washington DC, there was concerns raised by some over so called “death panels” and rationing of health care (see Sarah Palin circa 2009).  Concerns were raised by … Continue reading

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A time to start again…

Writing a good New Year’s Eve post is tough work.  Sometimes it’s difficult because it requires one to reflect on painful memories from the past year.  Or it’s hard because there’s not much to reflect on in the first place.  … Continue reading

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