An Extra Hour

An Extra Hour

What would you do with an extra hour?  I know that’s a silly question, because there is no such thing as an extra hour (except for that glorious extra hour when we turn our clocks back in the fall).  What I am asking is; if you had a portion of your day that was...
Dementia Continued

Dementia Continued

In no way do I consider myself an expert or even qualified to be an authority on dementia, but I am offering these suggestions from the experience that I have attained and the books that I have read.  I am not hung up on the technical diagnosis, and I would suggest...
Dementia

Dementia

My first experience with dementia was with my Romanian grandfather 30 years ago.  I was especially close to him because we shared the same birth date (different years).  He was 84, living in a nursing home.  Joan and I would sneak garlic bologna to him because his...
I Know My Limitations…

I Know My Limitations…

I am not a very handy person when it comes to most mechanical problems I face around the house; much to Joan’s chagrin.  Of course, I make up for this deficiency with my charm and rapier style wit.  I can fix a broken toilet, replace gaskets on a faucet, handle simple...
How old do you have to be to be a curmudgeon?

How old do you have to be to be a curmudgeon?

I have often joked about looking forward to the day when I can yell at the kids to get off my lawn and grumble in low, unintelligible tones.  To me it seems… so liberating. On a recent trip to have coffee with a business associate at a fancy pants coffee shop, I felt...
June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

The Markets Tariff trouble. Just two weeks ago, the U.S. government lifted tariffs on Mexico and Canada. So, it was a surprise last week when President Trump tweeted the United States would impose an escalating tariff on all goods imported from Mexico until the flow...