Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do you find these people?
A: The internet. You can find lots of things on the internet.
Q: Why the long gap between writing some of these people and sharing their letters?
A: I struggled for a while with how to share this information that I gathered. Then life got very distracting in the form of making a human child. I’m still pretty distracted by the whole kid thing, but I am getting better at work-life balance.
Q: Did you realize there are typos in the letters you posted?
A: I just present them verbatim. Sometimes you have to keep it real.
Q: I know a really awesome old person, what is your age cut-off?
A: 100 years old for the purposes of this blog.
Q: Do you ever post stories about patients you have worked with?
A: No. That would violate their privacy rights and HIPAA. All responses are completely voluntary.