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Posted on May 23, 2018

Two Gifts In this universe we are given two gifts: the ability to love and the ability to ask questions. Which are, at the same time, the fires that warm us and the fires that scorch us. ~ Mary Oliver, “The Bright Eyes of Eleanora: Poe’s Dream of Recapturing the Impossible,” from Upstream

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Posted on January 21, 2017

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a must read for anyone who considers such things as end-of-life care, elder-care, and helping or working with people at that stage in life. We have prolonged life and yet we still struggle with how to discuss death openly and clearly. Even moreso we struggle with how to help elderly people make decisions that honor their autonomy and that honor their sense of what gives their life meaning at that point in life. Meaning and autonomy are the two takeaways that we must honor for people as they age. This is a great read. View all my reviews

Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski

Posted on January 7, 2017

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Elusive Fish by Chris Dombrowski My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was a GREAT book – even if one is not into fly fishing or fishing at all. There’s a depth to the stories that are shared – an arc, if you will. I learned more about the Bahamas, bone-fish and the history of the place, the people who live there and make their livelihood guiding. In addition, Chris’s writing is dense – I often would find myself needing to take a break from reading to consider what it was he was getting at. There was beauty in the writing, as well. Chris plays a little geographic travel with this as he…