Home for the holidays—but where is home?


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By JOHN M. WYLIE II It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving or Christmas or any other special occasion without hearng everyone from Perry Como to the Carpenters singing: Oh, there’s no place like the home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam, When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, For […]

January 9, 2018

The 12 Days of Christmas


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We are sharing this favorite column that John Wylie wrote after spending more than two months in the hospital By John Wylie, 2012 On the first day of Christmas, my doctors gave to me, a bunch of drugs in an IV. On the second day of Christmas, my doctors gave to me, two output checks […]

December 31, 2017

Mom was a hero


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By John M. Wylie II  My mother, Laura Wylie, died at the age of 71 on Veterans Day 20 years ago today. It was ironic that her completely unexpected death, believed to be the result of medical malpractice, occurred on Veterans Day because she had devoted countless volunteer hours to the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project […]

November 28, 2017