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Cathy Wurzer

Artful Living and DyingPurposeful Living

Real World Re-Entry

If you watch the news, it would appear many people think the COVID-19 pandemic is over. All done. It really isn't, but we ARE re-entering the orbit of something that resembles "normal" life. While the isolation has been brutal for many...downright dangerous for some...I'll admit I found relief in the…
Cathy Wurzer
June 1, 2021
Artful Living and Dying

Unfinished Business

We are marking an unusual Fourth of July holiday this year. Blame the pandemic for the lack of big backyard barbecues, beach parties and fireworks displays. I was doing my morning radio show Friday, July 3rd, and listening to a Yale historian who was talking about America being "unfinished." This…
Cathy Wurzer
July 3, 2020
Purposeful Living

Hitting Pause

As a young reporter, I had a "portable" tape recorder that was heavy, about the size of a bread box, but it had fantastic audio quality. It had quirks including a sticky pause button. When you really needed to hit the pause button, there was a 50/50 chance it would…
Cathy Wurzer
June 23, 2020
Purposeful Living

Thanks from and for the heart!

I was talking to a friend recently about our lives in this time of pandemic. It's clear that many people are at peak emotional saturation after weeks of being inundated with news of a deadly virus that continues to circulate in our midst. It's been difficult to watch vitriolic anger…
Cathy Wurzer
May 15, 2020
Artful Living and Dying

The Pandemic Playlist

My dear friend Bruce Kramer found solace in music as he lived his life with ALS. He was a wonderful musician and he had an amazing collection of playlists. One that was most poignant was simply titled "Sniffles" and he'd dip into it when he was feeling low. I'm finding…
Cathy Wurzer
April 21, 2020