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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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Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
Feb 20, 2018 9:20 am
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As I walked into the patient room of a local hospice facility early this year, I knew what to expect: An eighty-year-old woman, with gently-curled hair and a strained... More
Community Revisited, Part One: Would I Raise a Family in Palo Alto?
Jan 29, 2018 2:46 pm
Comments: 19 | Views: 8,568

==I These past few weeks, I have thought quite a bit about community. I've been attending Bible studies and discussions at Stanford, specifically focused on community;... More
The Cost of Service
Jan 16, 2018 8:58 am
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In a gently-lit room, there he laid: a man, seeking comfort in hospice after a long battle with terminal cancer. Oxygen tubes and intravenous ports were his markings... More
Of Illness and Identity: A Woman's Battle With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Dec 18, 2017 10:16 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,340

In times of comfort and consistency, we humans are prone to believing something of a half-truth. Our interests and ambitions are seen clearly, focused onto a yet-unmaterialized... More
Reflections on Death, Suffering, and the Beauty in Hospice Care
Dec 4, 2017 9:48 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 13,809


I spend much of my time as so many do: obsessed. Obsessed over success, over recognition, over comfort. I feel no guilt over these fixations, as... More
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