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By Aldis Petriceks

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About this blog: I was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Palo Alto High in 2013. For the lion's share of that time, I had a starry-eyed adoration for my hometown, and all its perks: top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a boomi...  (More)

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Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care
Dec 4, 2017 9:48 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 17,965


I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as... More
Motherlode of Possibilities: A Posture Village in Silicon Valley
Mar 5, 2018 9:35 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 17,510

Growing up in India, Esther Gokhale had a natural love for the human body; whether practicing yoga, dancing, or watching Eastern medical masters around her, she... More
Alcohol, Opioids, the Loss of a Son: One Couple's Journey Through Pain and Redemption
May 1, 2018 10:24 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 16,867

On a Monday afternoon in October of 2017, Rick and Bev Dyer received the call. Their son, Brian, was in the hospital with a “serious but not life-threatening”... More
Reader Guest Post: Life's Map
Apr 16, 2018 8:54 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 15,125

==I This entry comes from a reader of the blog, who has kindly and compassionately written the following piece about her own experience with losing a loved one.... More
Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?
Feb 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Comments: 8 | Views: 15,124

You notice strange things, staring into the eyes of another human being for minutes at a time. First your heart beats faster, you grip your hands into empty... More
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