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The last days of Ralph Oliver Moll

Last night we were told that my dad has only days or weeks to live. He is in a nursing home in West Covina, 20 miles east of Los Angeles. ¬†For the last week, I have been trying to move him to Virgina so he will not be alone but my inquiries only brought bad… Continue reading The last days of Ralph Oliver Moll

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A Way Where There Seems to be No Way

Strategic thinking is one of my strong suits: my mind often ticks through options automatically. But my father's situation: sick and in a Christian Science nursing home seemed like a brick wall at the end of the road. I was afraid that he would worsen and his fellow Christian Scientists would let him languish and… Continue reading A Way Where There Seems to be No Way

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Why I am fasting for my dad

I wrote this article more than seven years ago, when my dad was still playing tennis most mornings and seemed invincible. Now he is dying. On Wednesday I will fly to L.A. to see him, perhaps for the last time. He has not seen a doctor in 45 years, yet it is clear that he… Continue reading Why I am fasting for my dad