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E Syrupus Unum

…from the many syrups, one flow.

 

Dirk Mullenger

Death behind the IHOP

Death behind the IHOP

    Between the pancake house and the Fitness center is where he died. I walked into the scene. A desperate, frantic wife was improvising mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on her failing husband, where he lay half in the car, his feet splayed out the passenger...

A Deadhead’s Story

“Sugar Magnolia, blossoms blooming, heads all empty and I don’t care” — Grateful Dead I shared an outdoors lunch table at a restaurant in Phoenix with a ghastly looking guy name Jacob--glazed eyes, long matted hair, a distant disposition. His story: Jacob grew in up...

Chocolate & Dry Cookies

Tuesday night at the Boy Scouts after the Court of Honor ceremony, snacks were being served. From across the room, the tray of dry cookies choked on sight--but wait: a tiered pyramid of Hershey’s milk chocolate bars—my favorite!! I love milk chocolate! I threaded my...

Deathbed Regrets (how to avoid them)

  Note: this post originally published on http://thegangmagazine.com/   Bronnie Ware worked in end-of-life care for the elderly. Her patients were those who had come home to die. She was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.   She...