How to effectively be there for someone who is sick

May 11, 2022
You'd think that the ability to be there for a loved one who's sick would be natural. Turns out, it is a rarer skill than we'd like it to be. I know a little about this, mainly because I spent more than a decade being there for people with HIV through an amazing organization called the Aris...

You can’t win if you don’t play

January 4, 2009
Another spectacular west-central Florida coast day. Blue sky, a little haze. Breeze. Gorgeous. I spent some time sitting outside at a Starbucks with a college chum, one...

Santa Maria Porcello Cassara: Aug. 27, 1925 — Dec. 22...

December 18, 2008
IN MEMORYWITH GRATITUDE288-3095The number rings into a void, into the ether, into a tangle of central telephone office wires leading nowhere. Sprawled on top of a hill,...

Green Tea & Spam (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

December 13, 2008
December is one of the most beautiful months in west-central Florida. Even though it's a bit chilly for Florida, the sky is very blue, the sun very bright and the palm...

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