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How Much is Enough?

For every day of my parents’ sixty-five year marriage, they were inseparable. They were the perfect team­–he being the brawn and she the brains of the operation. That is, until November 2010, just about three years ago. After they left their seventies, as age and a sedentary lifestyle took its toll, everyone in our family suspected that neither of them […]

Celebrating Cousin Betty

  The Pickle Jar in Philosophy Class This video was submitted by my cousin Betty, a very positive influence in our world. She and her husband brought her parents into their home when the aging couple could no longer care for themselves in Florida. She was caregiver to her Dad when he was a widower with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was […]

Long Distance Caregiving

In Atlanta, after Uncle Harold died, cousin Marty used to call Aunt Beaky every day. Her home was across town from his and still farther away after she moved to the Jewish Home for the Aged. I live in Asheville, North Carolina, which is almost a thousand miles from my mom in New York, so I followed Marty’s model of […]

Look to the Trees, Bend with the Breeze

I’ve sent out several copies of my manuscript to “early readers” for feedback. One of them sent me this poem, saying the words in my book made her remember the poem. I am glad she did. The poem resonates for me with my love and respect for nature, the lessons I learn when I walk in the woods. Lost Stand […]

Giving With Care

Good grief, it’s November already. Veterans Day–A time to give thanks to those who have served. Thanksgiving Day–A time to be grateful for all we’ve been given. And the beginning of the season of giving–many parties, many gifts. This video features an eco-friendly, Furoshiki, way to wrap a gift, an idea that will appeal to those who care for the […]

Follow My Publishing Project

I am deeply into the process of getting my new book, I’m Not Done Yet…And Neither Are You! ready for publication. There’s about as much to research on this as there was on organ transplantation seven years ago. And it’s equally overwhelming. I was successful with the transplant process, now I can only hope to survive this as well. My […]