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Living Between Life and Death: A Tribute to Uncle Hal


Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. -Brené Brown

Today I gave a message at the Eugene Mennonite Church and below here is the take away.

I would like each of you to consider if you only had 6 days left on Earth, like Uncle Hal had from the day he admitted on hospice – are you living the life you want to be living? Do those you love and cherish know how you define a good death -for an instance do you want to die at home, amongst family or friends? And, are you in pain? How are you sharing your pain with others? Please do not suffer alone.
I leave you with this…
Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…It is the price of love.


Smokey Oregon

We’ve had our share of forest fires this summer with this beautiful dry Oregon sun. Have been covering the social worker at the Oregon Rehabilitation Center this week. Today I got to park on the very top of the parking structure where I took this image. Unfortunately my Pentax K-x is still in the shop, will have to pick it up this weekend. Photo taken with my Canon PowerShot A590.IMG_0038

Snow Falling in Lane County

Beautiful day here with several inches of snow on the ground the snow was coming down from early morning throughout the afternoon.  I got a couple shots at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Riverbend hospital.

Photo from parking structure facing south towards the Skybridge.

Photo from parking structure facing south towards the Skybridge.

It was a short day at work, which I was glad for as I was scheduled to be there until 7pm.

From Riverbend hospital parking garage facing north.

From Riverbend hospital parking garage facing north.

Hope all the snow bunnies are staying safe and warm tonight. Our dogs are out there eating it up.