Tag Archives: Hope

Rage, Hope and Sadness

Reflections on the human condition from guy sitting out here on the prairie on a cold night. 60 Minutes tonight presented stories that both enraged me, gave me hope and saddened me, all in the space of, well, about 60 … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-150

“In a dark time, the eye begins to see”–Robert Cavett Tuesday, April 8, 2008. I called Peggy Puetz in the morning and she came over to sit with Joanie for a bit while I took a break to meet Wayne … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-148

“Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.”–Robert Fanney Friday, April 4, 2008. Dorinda couldn’t get a blood pressure reading out of … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-147

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”–Friedrich Nietzche As of Thursday, April 3rd, it was 34 days since Joanie had come home from her office on February 29th. It was now 34 days since she … Continue reading

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Where The Popsicles Are-146

Nobody ever says the word.  Tuesday night was quiet. I never heard from Joanie until about three that morning, when she called for me. All she wanted was another hit of Dilaudid for the pain. I also gave her another … Continue reading

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