Carla started hospice in August, with advice to “live life like you want, until you can’t”

By CARLA OFFENBURGER COOPER, Iowa, Sept. 1, 2020 —We won’t forget the date.  August 20, 2020.  We won’t forget the message. On Thursday, August 20, I was to have a routine visit with my oncologist Dr. Matthew Hill, of John Stoddard Cancer Center at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  Plus another regularly-scheduled infusion…

Carla’s joy & inspiration in “earthing” is restored, thanks to 125 hours of garden help from friends

By CARLA OFFENBURGER  COOPER, Iowa, July 30, 2020 — Throughout my adult life, gardening has been a real joy for me.  Ever since I’ve had my own yard, I’ve been digging in the dirt, planting seeds and watching things grow. And I’ve been fairly successful at perennials, annuals and vegetables.  I’m just getting started with…