Beauty Parlor Visit

Mom has her ups and downs. She started getting a little tired at her 90th birthday party the other day, and was a bit wiped out for a while. This morning though, she was really chipper.  She asked me what time it was, after she had been sitting up in the recliner for a while. […]


It is one thing to understand the term ‘confusion’ and another to confront it in real time. I’m not talking about being confused but rather observing someone who is confused. Many of you who read my blog know exactly what I am talking about. There was a time when I thought that the questions, “Do you […]

Then and Now – 11

This is a picture of my brother and me in the early 1960s. In 2002, another picture was taken: Today, Mike is in a geriatric facility, since he has cataracts and can’t get around very well. I hope to be able to visit him, when I am on the east coast again. Mike has never ever […]

Still Relatively Speechless

We’re still here visiting my mother. I haven’t retreated to the archives as yet. But I’m having a hard time writing about being here. My mother has been introducing us to all her friends and it is really nice. It is heartwarming to see Mom in such a supportive environment. There must be a couple of thousand years of […]