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Robin Williams, Dementia, and Suicide

Robin Williams, Dementia, and Suicide
November 20, 2014
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Robin Williams had Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.  From what has been reported in the news, he was beginning …Read the Rest

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The Great Government Bigfoot Conspiracy

The Great Government Bigfoot Conspiracy
November 18, 2014
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Okay, I admit it.  I’m a Bigfoot fan.  It’s a blast.  It’s far more fun that UFOs where far too …Read the Rest

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The Low Family Tolerance Edition

The Low Family Tolerance Edition
November 18, 2014
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Right about now I really don’t like my family.  I can, with all candor, report the feeling is mutual.  No, …Read the Rest

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The Greatest of Them All as Boccanegra

The Greatest of Them All as Boccanegra
November 16, 2014
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I saw Sherrill Milnes do Simone Boccanegra at the Met, on my birthday in 1984, just a few weeks before …Read the Rest

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My Father’s Service

My Father’s Service
November 11, 2014
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When I first began blogging, I would do like everyone else, to get in on the topic of the day.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera

Sunday Morning Opera
November 9, 2014
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While I’m dealing with family things, I thought I’d just do more of my favorite thing. Opera, to me, is …Read the Rest

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Sugar Is NOT Toxic!

Sugar Is NOT Toxic!
November 7, 2014
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Believe it or not, there are things in this world worse than soda, sugar, and obesity.  Oh, you say?  But, …Read the Rest

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The Obligatory October 26 Post

The Obligatory October 26 Post
October 26, 2014
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It was about 2:15 PM on a very windy, very chilly Wednesday afternoon when four brave men began what we …Read the Rest

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The Day After

The Day After
October 23, 2014
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Today begins a new chapter in my life.  I’m not quite sure how it goes, or where it goes, other …Read the Rest

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Dealing with a Bad Day

Dealing with a Bad Day
October 22, 2014
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My father’s funeral service is at 4:30 today.  I’m not quite sure what to write, or how to write it.  …Read the Rest

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My Father’s (June 11, 1924 – October 28, 2014) Last Day

My Father’s (June 11, 1924 – October 28, 2014) Last Day
October 20, 2014
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As a genealogies, there is something quite useful about someone whose life falls in nice, easily calculated decades.  As I …Read the Rest

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When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons

When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons
October 12, 2014
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My mother stopped eating.  My father has Alzheimer’s.  The past couple nights, he refused to eat dinner.  My mother is …Read the Rest

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I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do
October 8, 2014
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My mother is dying, slowly, one day at a time.  She doesn’t have cancer.  She isn’t even terminal. Her back …Read the Rest

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Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition

Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition
October 7, 2014
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It had dawned on me that those who have a tendency to wax poetic about a family member who is …Read the Rest

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Thinking Beyond the Box

Thinking Beyond the Box
September 26, 2014
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If I were the only one dealing with senior citizen parents and the financial disaster which has engulfed our culture …Read the Rest

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An Alzheimer’s Based Dinner Conversation

An Alzheimer’s Based Dinner Conversation
September 22, 2014
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This evening’s dinner conversation was a bit interesting. For background, I’ve been talking to my mother about the incident of …Read the Rest

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Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly

Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly
September 21, 2014
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Years ago, when I was in college, my parents were horrified when my grandmother Froehlich (Nana) called my mother to …Read the Rest

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I’m Selling My Condo

I’m Selling My Condo
September 20, 2014
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  I need to sell my condo, which is located in Lincoln, County, New Mexico. Without going into details, because …Read the Rest

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Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors

Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors
September 19, 2014
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Even back in the mid-1970s, people who did not know my mother thought she was Joan Rivers.  They had the …Read the Rest

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Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera

Wyatt Earp’s Favorite Opera
September 13, 2014
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Opera done well, is opera properly staged and costumed.  September brings opera.  In Paris, our favorite Barihunk, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, is …Read the Rest

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No Longer Able to Feel

No Longer Able to Feel
September 4, 2014
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No Longer Quivering had a link to a wonderful piece by Lana Hope called I Lost a Part of Me …Read the Rest

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A Labor Day Baritone Feast

A Labor Day Baritone Feast
September 1, 2014
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Who is your favorite baritone and your favorite baritone role?  Once upon a time in opera, the heroes were always …Read the Rest

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Sixty-three Years Is a Lifetime

Sixty-three Years Is a Lifetime
August 29, 2014
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Today, my parents celebrate their 63rd Anniversary, if you can call it celebrating.  My father, who turned 90 in June, …Read the Rest

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All We Really Need in Life: Baritones & Chocolate

All We Really Need in Life: Baritones & Chocolate
August 23, 2014
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By now, regular Pink Flamingo readers are well aware that I’m a Baritone Junkie.  There is a reason for this.  …Read the Rest

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Home Health Conundrum

Home Health Conundrum
July 30, 2014
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A conundrum can be defined as an intricate and difficult problem.  I know of no better word to describe what …Read the Rest

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Full Circle

Full Circle
July 29, 2014
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My life fell apart three years ago today.   I began a year long journal of my spiritual journey.  The first …Read the Rest

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Yet Another Alzheimer’s Rant

Yet Another Alzheimer’s Rant
July 28, 2014
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It should be noted that not everyone who has Alzheimer’s Disease is like my father, who is mild mannered, well …Read the Rest

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Wednesday’s Hero – My Grandfather

Wednesday’s Hero – My Grandfather
July 23, 2014
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The Forgotten 14 Samuel Gerald Dean Edward Joseph Wolbers Radamés E. Cáceres Douglas Laurent Dauphin Bert Garland Sauls Jr. Kenneth …Read the Rest

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Growing Old With Dignity

Growing Old With Dignity
July 6, 2014
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Do you know what a person with Stage 6 Alzheimer’s Disease looks like?  Maybe you don’t.  By the time a …Read the Rest

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Living With Seniors

Living With Seniors
July 5, 2014
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There is this pithy saying that getting old is not for sissies.  Well, it’s like this, taking care of those …Read the Rest

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