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Kelly Paradis, Special to the Courier

Prescott-area resident Kelly Paradis is a Community Liaison with Good Samaritan Hospice. She enjoys talking to people in the grocery store line and loves listening to and writing stories about life.

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Each January, when I resolve to be more organized, I look at my desk and think about how nice it would feel to see papers sorted and filed, a clean pad of paper on top of the desk and my computer monitors freed from all the sticky notes encouraging me to do something or call someone.

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I still remember the agony of a certain fourth-grade assignment years ago. Scraps of pink, red and white paper littered the floor as our classroom full of 10-year-olds cut out hearts with blunt-end scissors.

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One of the best parts of my job is talking to people and hearing snippets of their life stories. A few weeks ago, I was talking with a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era. ...

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Each year, January is the month I resolve to become more organized. Like many resolutions, I start strong. I put out cardboard boxes ...

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I already knew the answer before I called my dad. “Just checking in on holiday plans,” I said as we talked on the phone. “I’m going to assume we are not getting together.”

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I walk into the main room of the Marley House, our in-patient hospice facility, to find the clinical supervisor and volunteer coordinator sitting at a table, bent over a patchwork quilt, sewing brown satin edging around it by hand.

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