May 15, 2012


I heard about TimeSlips on All Things Considered this week. What a lovely program. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/05/14/152442084/alzheimers-patients-turn-to-stories-instead-of-memories

Unsolicited Advice: Seek Help

January 20, 2012


Recently I have been e-mailing with a friend who is dealing with the onset of dementia of his wife. Retelling my experiences has lead me back to this blog, and stories I have yet to tell — I think I will begin a new category titled “backtracking”.  Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta had a strong support […]

Posted in: Backtracking

“Family of Six” a Work of Art

October 7, 2011


Upon newborn K’s arrival, we finished (or filled in the last panel) of a piece of typographic artwork, using Our Bodoni, and croppings of all of our first initials. Even with GG, or O, having left us, it remains a wonderful memory of all the people who have and will live in our home.

Posted in: Great Photos

She Won the Battle

October 7, 2011


I am writing this post, because D’s Grandmother, “GG”, and my inspiration for writing Jumping Generations, arrived at her final resting place on Monday night. Instead of saying she lost a battle, we can say she finally won it. As I have constantly written here, the last months and days were not the life she wanted. GG may have been […]

Posted in: Great Photos

How is it Supposed to be?

October 3, 2011


Anyone who knows me well knows I thrive on chaos. Chaos, not drama. Chaos, busy-ness, a full-life, etc. There is a big difference between chaos and drama. I love a full house. I love when my brother brings his 3 kids to visit or share a meal. His teenagers fill up the couch, and my girls climb all […]

Posted in: Stories

The Hardest Time Articulating

September 11, 2011


One of the many reasons I began writing this blog was because it seemed a good forum in which to articulate my feelings about the chaotic juggle which was multi-generational living. So, for me it has been part-therapy and part-homework. Homework because writing is always good for me professionally — the better I write, the […]

Posted in: Great Photos, Moving, Stories

Finding a Dignified Way

August 25, 2011


    This was a heartbreaking yet lovely story of a couple making their own decisions. Reposted from the NYTimes, August 24th, 2011. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/deciding-to-die-then-shown-the-door/

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