Monthly Archives: November 2016

A place of spirit and community

Sunday morning dawned cool, breezy and drizzly, but even before we knew it wasn’t going to be a great day for outside chores, Douglas and I had decided to go to church. “It’s been months,” Douglas had said the night before, as we settled gratefully into bed with the cat and the weekend paper. “No […]

Moving on after a death in the family

I recently lost a beloved member of my family. At 46, she was much too young to die. Though we had known of her incurable cancer for months and prepared for the inevitable, the end came suddenly, and too soon. The burden is great for her mother, who lost another daughter to cancer few years […]

Life lessons stay relevant as life changes

I was delighted to have the opportunity recently to speak to a group of nursing students at the University of Maine. It gave me a chance to touch base with some important, defining transitions in my own life and to advocate for two of my personal passions: public health and the news media. I enjoy […]