Joni Mitchell … A Tribute

Joni Mitchell … A Tribute

You may already know that I have an eclectic taste in music, as I have mentioned being a fan of Nat King Cole, Aaron Copland, and Beethoven.  I bet you had no idea that I was a Joni Mitchell fan.  I didn’t grow up as a fan, I never owned one of her albums, and I never...
Is that all there is …. to a summer?

Is that all there is …. to a summer?

I’m exhausted.  Are you?  We seem to wait forever for summer weather so we can really enjoy what it means to live here in Northern Michigan (this year, we seemed to wait a bit too long).  Once summer is upon us, we tend to pack everything into our days that we dreamed...
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...