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Understanding CLL

CLL. Three deadly letters of the alphabet that are stalking my family.  My sister was diagnosed with CLL about 12-13 years ago.  I have been wanting her to get a bone marrow transplant since she was first diagnosed, but Kaiser considers bone marrow transplants “experimental” and won’t cover the procedure.  I am a firm believer […]

Now ICU-Afraid That I Won’t

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~Clara Ortega The only person in my […]

Things They Don’t Teach You In School

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t […]

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The Sacred Dimension of Romance

What is the role of our spiritual journey in our romantic lives, and what is the role of our romantic journey in our spiritual lives? On a certain level, relationships, the deepest kind of intimate love, hold the world together.  The deepest type of love has always been at the center of family. Where families flourish, […]