Archive for March, 2014

April is Organ Donation Month: The Legacy

April is Organ Donation Month: The Legacy

Written by on March 30, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, The Legacy with 0 Comments

“I hope that you find comfort in my memory: The work I do helps someone live – my greatest legacy.” The Legacy: A message of love from an organ donor to his or her family. In my last post, we discussed some numbers about organ donation, and how many people it has helped, and how […]

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April is Organ Donation Month:  So Hope Will Live

April is Organ Donation Month: So Hope Will Live

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Organ Donation with 1 Comment

So Hope Will Live   Every April is Organ Donation Month. And every year the medical professionals get better and better at doing organ transplant surgery, and every year the after-care, including managing medications to prevent rejection, gets better as well.  This is too important to ignore, because some day, you or one of your […]

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Poetry Is An Addictive Disease: Let The Healing Begin

Poetry Is An Addictive Disease: Let The Healing Begin

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Health with 0 Comments

Poetry is Not Toxic, Does Not Pollute, Does Not Cause Cancer or Weight Gain, But May Be Addictive, May Cause Stress and May Tax the Brain in More Sensitive Users* *Don’t Consult Your Physician. You Don’t Need To! Writing and reading poetry is an affliction that may become an addiction for some. One of the […]

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Runners: It’s Time to Run!

Runners: It’s Time to Run!

Spring is Here. Are You Ready, Runners?   It looks like spring, but only on the calendar!  In Chicago, we still have snow on the ground, though some has melted. But they say more is on the way.  And it’s going to get cold again. Someday, spring will be here, or maybe we’ll skip spring […]

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Another Memorial Piece: Mourn Me Not

Another Memorial Piece: Mourn Me Not

Mourn Me Not For I Live On One of the first pieces that I was requested to do was a memorial poem for a beloved father-in-law.  She gave me some information about her father-in-law, including the fact that he was an avid college basketball fan. We managed to work that into the poem near the […]

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An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

  A Poem for an Angel, for Marie The other day I posted a poem written in honor of my mother-in-law, Marie.  After struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease for over ten years, she finally passed one week ago at age 93.  And she really was an angel –  kind, patient, considerate, caring – everything one could […]

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An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

An Angel Flew To Heaven Today

A Poem for an Angel For Marie Our family lost someone very special this week.  Marie was 93 years old.  She is identified in the obituary (that’s kind of an icky sounding word, don’t you think?) as the wife of Louis, mother of Ernest, Louis and Jean, and Nana of seven grandchildren.  But, of course, […]

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