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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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Eyes and the End of Life: Why Spend Time With the Dying?
Feb 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 2,143

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
The Case for Advanced Directives
Jan 29, 2019 8:34 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,975

Five minutes. That is all I had to make my case: to convince this 80-year-old man to fill out an advanced care directive. John, as I’ll call him, had served in... More
Loneliness
Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Comments: 25 | Views: 2,933

Walking into the low-lit room I noticed, as always, the cushy couch, the beautiful bedframe, the family photos strewn on cabinets. Everything was familiar.... More
Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life
Jan 2, 2019 9:21 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 3,974

==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing... More
What is a Life?
Dec 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 3,546

My grandmother’s second stroke continues, hauntingly, to occupy my thoughts and imagination; with every passing week I am further reminded of her diminished... More
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