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for deb. for life.

I know death intimately. I spent two years surrounded by it working on an inpatient hospice unit. I’ve listened to myriad shift reports detailing disease progression and devastating prognoses and cared for the people behind all the medical jargon. I’ve smiled and cried with my patients and their families. I’ve cradled the dying in my … Continue reading


It was early in the morning when the drizzle awakened me. Too early. But in South Texas, rain is rare and a bit of a curiosity – and no matter what time of the day or night, it’s hard for a San Antonian to resist running outside to verify the situation. I quietly got out … Continue reading