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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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Alzheimer’s & Habits

Alzheimer’s & Habits
July 2, 2014
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A friend once mentioned to me that his former minister had developed AD.  He said the man’s mouth was foul, …Read the Rest

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PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-H: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 18, 2014
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It isn’t very often that I get to use my favorite things in a blog – the Wild West & …Read the Rest

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The Last Real Birthday?

The Last Real Birthday?
June 11, 2014
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My father is 90 today.  As I start working on the blog, it’s midnight.  Every year, until the past five …Read the Rest

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PART II: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abusing the Abused

PART II:  Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Abusing the Abused
May 31, 2014
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Once in awhile, when trolling the ultra religious Christian Reconstruction right, you come across some truly disturbing stuff.  This is …Read the Rest

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A Family WWII Story

A Family WWII Story
May 28, 2014
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All families have stories. Most have stories about World War II, if you are lucky.  My mother grew up at …Read the Rest

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Feeling Robbed

Feeling Robbed
May 24, 2014
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Friday morning, I saw a headline from The Hill.  Bob Dole is pissed about the VA.  Well, I’m pissed about …Read the Rest

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May Is Melanoma Month!

May Is Melanoma Month!
May 4, 2014
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This is the annual Pink Flamingo May is Melanoma Month post. The Pink Flamingo is an 17 year survivor of …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Yes, There Are Rock Stars in Opera

UPDATED:  Yes, There Are Rock Stars in Opera
April 26, 2014
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“…Hvorostovsky received his first round of applause, rock-star style, for the mere fact of having walked onto the stage. ..” …Read the Rest

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St. George’s Day

St. George’s Day
April 23, 2014
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Your servant George is a sign for us of the beauty of those who slay dragons, follow the quest for …Read the Rest

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What Is Greatness?

What Is Greatness?
April 9, 2014
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Henry Aaron was the last Major League player to be part of the Negro Leagues. One of the great benefits …Read the Rest

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Do Not Resuscitate = License to Legally Kill

Do Not Resuscitate = License to Legally Kill
April 8, 2014
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DNR is short for Do Not Resuscitate.  If it is on a person’s medical directive, their chart, or on their …Read the Rest

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