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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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The Stupidity of Ebola

The Stupidity of Ebola
October 14, 2014
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For some strange reason there is now a ‘stigma’ against anyone connected with Ebola.  Forget AIDS or HIV, Ebola is …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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Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane
October 11, 2014
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Thomas Duncan is dead.  No one deserves to die the way he did, but he’s dead.  His death, contrary to …Read the Rest

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Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values
October 9, 2014
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We live in a very strange world.  In Spain there is a petition to save Excalibur.  The dog, belongs to …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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Falling Through the ER Cracks

Falling Through the ER Cracks
October 6, 2014
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There is an axiom in modern society.  When all else fails, when you run out of excuses, you blame the …Read the Rest

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Life in the Era of Ebola

Life in the Era of Ebola
October 4, 2014
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During a phone interview with Duncan Taylor’s girlfriend, she told CNN that she and her family were being treated like …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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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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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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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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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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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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The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy

The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy
June 12, 2014
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Very few people – ever, have the opportunity to shape the future, with their vision.  It wasn’t even really a …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 X-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust

PART X-A: Christian Reconstruction, ATI, Abuse & Submission – Modesty & Lust
June 8, 2014
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“…A large majority of women may very well stand before God one day with a sea of men around her …Read the Rest

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Weird Stuff & Historical Ignorance

Weird Stuff & Historical Ignorance
May 25, 2014
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I don’t mind admitting I enjoy all the fun crypto thing on cable.  I’ll also admit that, although I’m a …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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PART IV: The Modest Christian Woman

PART IV:  The Modest Christian Woman
May 22, 2014
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What is porn for women?  Do you, like the men of the ATI religious right, and the women who enable …Read the Rest

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Climate Change Dingbats on the Left & on the Right

Climate Change Dingbats on the Left & on the Right
May 15, 2014
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Did you know that the much heralded West Antarctic Ice Sheet that is going to melt and flood the world …Read the Rest

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

You Say You Want a Revolution?
May 12, 2014
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To begin with, the Bundy supporters are lying when they say that Recapture Canyon is inaccessible.  It is closed to …Read the Rest

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When Abortion Is Premeditated Murder

When Abortion Is Premeditated Murder
May 8, 2014
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There is quite a bit of discussion about a narcissistic young woman, who is an abortion councilor, who filmed her …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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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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