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By Aldis Petriceks

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About this blog: I was born and raised in Palo Alto, and graduated from Palo Alto High in 2013. For the lion's share of that time, I had a starry-eyed adoration for my hometown, and all its perks: top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a boomi...  (More)

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Modern Hospice Care and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Jun 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 6,909

Readers: Apologies for my recent delay in posts! I've been awaiting approval for pieces on a couple individuals in the Ada's employee series. In the meantime,... More
Pain, Poverty, and Personhood in Silicon Valley
Sep 28, 2017 1:39 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 6,556

I am the wrong person to write this blog.

Welcome to Stories of Hope, my new series on the Palo Alto Online. This blog has a very specific purpose, which... More
Of Illness and Identity: A Woman's Battle With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Dec 18, 2017 10:16 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 6,109

In times of comfort and consistency, we humans are prone to believing something of a half-truth. Our interests and ambitions are seen clearly, focused onto a yet-unmaterialized... More
Hospice, Palliative Care, and the Healing of a Life
Jan 2, 2019 9:21 am
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==B With the recent holiday season, I've been taking a much-needed break from my research and writing work. To recharge my energy and ideas, I'll be off from writing... More
Family Matters: Caring for the Dying, and Their Loved Ones
Feb 20, 2018 9:20 am
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As I walked into the patient room of a local hospice facility early this year, I knew what to expect: An eighty-year-old woman, with gently-curled hair and a strained... More
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