Tag Archives: Philip Simmons

From My Reading

“I so much want you to be with me. I so much want you to be close to me. I know all your thoughts. I hear all your words. I see all your actions. And I love you because you … Continue reading

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The Mysticism of Everyday Life

This quote is from the book Learning to Fall, The Blessings of an Imperfect Life.  The book was written during his journey with ALS and published just months before his death in 2002.  The book is full of observations on … Continue reading

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Who Am I When My Body Fails Me? – A Matter of Style

Phillip Simmons was diagnosed with ALS in 1993 when he was 35. He was a husband, father, and professor. At the start of a promising literary career he suddenly had to learn the art of dying.  Nine years later he … Continue reading

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