This is Louise!

Saturday, October 24, 2020



Friday, October 16, 2020



wanting to engage, to join, to put myself out there.  then wanting to hide, to run, to lose this skin.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Some lessons from my first day as a bereavement counseling therapist trainee:


  1. It is so, so ordinary for siblings to be in conflict after the death of an elderly parent, it is painful and tender, it will happen to me

  2. There are fewer instances of the “death rattle” these days because we’ve gotten better about not overhydrating dying patients (the rattle was often fluid aspirating into the lungs, which hastens and complicates dying)

  3. A patient requesting lethal medication per the End of Life Option Act in California must make the request three times before being approved 

  4. Healthcare chaplains go through a bunch of supervised training, just like therapists

  5. Get yourself an advance directive!



Saturday, August 1, 2020



Finished this in one day. It’s excellent. You should read it.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020
This week I had a dream that I won an Oscar.
My sister presented it to me.
Before that, I climbed to a platform many stories high
And sang Lean on Me.
Then climbing down from the platform I realized
That I was naked and greased up all over.
And the ladder was flimsy and metal.
And I had to hook my limbs and cling for dear life
As I made my way down.
So after that, I won the Oscar.
The ceremony was strange and poorly run.
The stage was a floating island.
No one told me how to get to it.
No one was paying much attention.
My speech was short.
I was very grateful.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
I saw this today and felt a kinship:



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