I look back on last year with great appreciation for the opportunities to share our story with so many beautiful human beings, from those we've known well to those we've had the privilege to meet along the way. While our own experience of heartache is so personal, we all "ply common ground" as my father says, and connecting with others around vulnerable, deeply human matters has been truly profound.
Thank you to Buttonwood Books, Partner's Village Store, the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, the North Chapel in Woodstock, and the Norman Williams Public Library for offering such loving spaces and audiences. Thank you to Columbia University Medical Center, in particular Dr. Azra Raza and Dr. Craig Blinderman, for the honor of speaking at the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds back in September 2016. And thank you to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, particularly Kris Bowen, Robin Osborne, and Karen Schabot, for partnering with me for the Schwartz Rounds back in November 2016.
Of course, thank you to Ryland, my guiding light.