Tag Archives: Old Age

2020 In Review – The Cycle of Life

I had intended to write quite a bit about my mother in 2020, as part of the grieving process, but it didn’t happen. There are still several half-finished posts I wrote in her hospital room that one day I will finish. We’re probably reaching the point now where I can write with a little less […]

The Comedian

On Tuesday I shared my brother’s reflections on my mother and her quest to find her place in this world. In case you missed it, at 81 she decided her calling was to be a comedian. I didn’t know that at the time – she didn’t mention it to me. If she had, I might […]

The Cycle of Life

One year ago today my mother had her favorite pizza as her birthday meal. We had a family gathering in the palliative care unit of Ottawa’s Bruy√®re Hospital. We didn’t know it would be her last meal. We knew she wouldn’t be with us much longer, but her spirits were good and she loved the food. […]