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Susan Jeanne Briscoe November 13, 1966 – August 31, 2018 It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Susan on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Montreal at the McGill University Health Centre (Glen) palliative ward. Her sons, … Continue reading
I have just completed my second round of palliative chemo. People keep asking me if I’m happy about that, as most patients celebrate completion of chemo as the first step to wellness, especially when they finish with no evidence of … Continue reading
This is extraordinary poet Audre Lorde, on how to really live while dying: I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I … Continue reading
I got through my last goodbye hug with Nathan at the open door of a taxi in the middle of a busy street in London on Monday morning. It was a hard moment. But I’m glad I didn’t put the … Continue reading
On my last snowy night in London, with two of us tired and not feeling well, we decided to stay in and watch Christmas movies. Online searches revealed the terrible dearth of decent holiday films, and I can never recall … Continue reading
I haven’t written here in a while, mostly because we had a long bout of fantastically sunny, summery weather, making it impossible to sit in front of my laptop, and then I had a wonderful week in the Baltic visiting … Continue reading
I have been enjoying quite blissful imaginings of possible afterlifes lately, and so I thought of inviting you all to share your own personally preferred idea of a positive post-death experience. I know many of you don’t believe there is … Continue reading
I have been thinking for a while about the fear of death. Many people mention to me how terrified they are of death, and I know this is common. Some college students recently asked me about dying, and questions about … Continue reading
Miriam’s friendship is a rare and special thing, as you will see here in her guest post, Susan Time. I am very blessed. Jackie, Miriam, and Susan, 1991, from Miriam’s wedding.
A bit of recognition for my blog by another blogger, Elan Morgan: Five Star Blog Roundup 410.
Today I would like to share one of the last thoughts of Steve Marier (taken from the full post on his facebook page), a Sutton friend who inspired so many with his joyous embrace of life, astounding courage, and positive … Continue reading
This is my transitional haircut. My hair was very long and had been pretty much since my early twenties. I thought it would be easier to have it all fall out if were shorter to begin with. Since I rarely … Continue reading