Our hearts are breaking

I'm sitting in intensive care with my husband at his brother's bedside.   Lynn, 60,  has been on a ventilator and feeding tube since Tuesday, with  periodic small injections of morphine and a sedative to keep him as  comfortable as possible.  A lifelong smoker, he has been fighting an ever-spreading cancer that has hit his brain, …

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Remodeling after a flood

In September 2008, the northern part of Munster was waist-high in water.  We were the town so often shown on the Chicago news night after night - the lake of water that used to be the Target parking lot, the Taco Bell with water halfway up the walls, the newly-remodeled urgent care facility that was …

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