Why I Love Dumpsters!
There is just something satisfying about hearing the clunk of a piece of useless stuff that you have hung on to for far too long as it hits the inside of a dumpster. The picture above is my most recent dumpster, filled beyond the brim from the latest clear out of my house and barn […]
Making Your Own Urn: A spiritual and practical experience
In this first podcast, I interview Sherri Alper, a proud Vermonter, Co-Founder of Transitions, a women’s group in Manchester, Vermont, a compassionate therapist, and a woman who loves to laugh. Sherri and I talk about how she came to make her own urn one beautiful fall day in the Green Mountains. Her story is poignant, […]
Stop Theft From Elders: A Checklist to Age-Proof a Home Against Theft
Most people think of “age-proofing” a home for an elder as installing grab bars in the shower and tacking down the throw rug in the living room to make a home physically safer for an elder. I want to take that concept one step further and offer you a quick checklist to age-proof a home […]
The Loneliness Series
Note to Readers: This post is also available in audio form and can be downloaded and listened to later on. His name is Ted, and this post is about a moment in his life and mine. My dog turned left instead of right when we reached the end of the driveway one morning, and I […]
What to Read to a Person Who is Dying?
Dear Reader, this post is available in audio format, so you can listen or read, or download and listen to this later on, whatever you prefer. A recent visitor to this site asked what they should read to someone on their deathbed. What a great question! Let’s start with the first step: You should ask […]
Anger Stops You from Visiting a Deathbed? Suggestions
This post is also available in audio format, just click on the link below to hear the post via soundcloud, or download it to listen later on. Sometimes it’s just not possible to make that visit to a sickbed or deathbed because of past hurt, anger, or due to a difficult family situation. People […]