The nuns were singing to me this morning as I woke up. They had left Julie Andrews, i.e, “Maria,” out of it and had supplanted her name with the word “dementia.” You know the song, from The Sound of Music, and I’m going to bet you can sign a few bars. You likely recall that […]Read more "An Old-Fashioned Sing-Along: How Do You Solve a Problem like Dementia?"
Like you’ve never heard that idea before. Here are three snappy little aphorisms that just fell out of my head: Slow and steady win the race. Good things come to those who wait. Patience is a virtue. Here’s a lesser know quote about patience: “You cannot make a souffle rise twice.” This […]Read more "Impatience May Result in Disappointment"
Income, religion, and politics: The three things people should never talk about and reasonably hope to remain friends. On Friday, I blogged about local politics. My thoughts focused primarily on the option available to members of boards and committees to abstain from voting on any issue brought properly before them. The way I see it, […]Read more "In Light of the Conversation: Something of a Retraction"
I live in a small town. A town that grows ever smaller when some of us participate in online (mostly FB) debates over the town’s “issues.” A page with 873 “likes,” I believe, is the largest collection of people getting information from the three moderators about happenings in our small town. I started a group: […]Read more "Abstention: Alcohol? Carbs? Nope: Politics."
It might have been Name That Tune that started my obsession with music, lyrics and the lead-in notes to songs. Even though I was an elementary school student, I happily banked away the thousands of dollars I would otherwise have been winning were the popular game show to have let nine-year-old girls play. In fact, […]Read more "That 70s (Game Show): Care to Play?"
There’s nothing more humbling than aging. We begin to accept things that, as our younger selves, we didn’t ever imagine we’d have to. Wrinkles, stretchmarks, gray hair. For those of us who want to stay active, every time we get on a basketball court, go for a run, or get onto our yoga mats, we […]Read more "Getting Older"
Not from where I sit in my writing space, cursed with a degree in philosophy and pulling the strings of motivation on my characters. Existentialism is alive and well in every story of mine because of the simple fact that it is the only philosophical concept that, in my opinion, explains the human experience. Here’s […]Read more "Is Existentialism Extinct?"