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Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

Birthday Ruminations on Family, Love, Life, and Death

    By Armando Vazquez I have two very different, eclectic friends I love dearly. One is a medical doctor and the other a world-renowned Ph.D. professor of education. The three of us are going on 70 and lately we seem to be talking about death. The former not long ago had a life-threatening heart […]

Five Invitations: What The Dying Teach The Living, An Evening with Frank Ostaseki

Five Invitations: What The Dying Teach The Living, An Evening with Frank Ostaseki

Santa Barbara, Calif., February 20, 2018 – Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Community Education and Engagement Series is pleased to present Five Invitations: What The Dying Teach The Living, An Evening with Frank Ostaseki. On Thurs., March 22, guest speaker Frank Ostaseki will discuss the importance of embracing death before the end of life. His “Five Invitations” will teach […]

A Valentine Note: To find the meaning of love when death pays a visit

A Valentine Note: To find the meaning of love when death pays a visit

By Armando Vazquez In the past few months, with increasing severity, I have been living in a suffocating, very real world of asphyxiation.  I cannot catch my breath.  In this ever darkening place I had to come to terms with my life long struggle with love. I am 65 years old and I am dying. […]