Announcement: Moving Forward with Hope for Alzheimer’s

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This blog reports on two journeys that represent Hope for Alzheimer’s in different ways. The first journey was a 5,000 mile, year long hike of the American Discovery Trail. The public purpose at the time was to promote the virtues … Continue reading

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The Courage of Conviction

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I appreciate the concern for my well-being that people have expressed during this final journey of ours. I assure folks that caregiving has not been a burden for me, aside from the financial hits taken. Indeed, I believe I’m the … Continue reading

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Twilight

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I recently confided in a friend that lately I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone, caught between dimensions. The friend offered appreciated support for this time of transition. Feeling like I am in time of transition, in between … Continue reading

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Weariness

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Earlier today Cindy stumbled on her way out to Charissa’s car for a visit to her sister and mother. Charissa’s care ensured her safety; the only thing that became bruised was her ego. Cindy’s ego has taken a great many … Continue reading

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Turn Anger into Kindness

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On Election Day a companion for Cindy canceled, leaving me no opportunity to vote. As my last post makes clear, this hardly bothered me. As a student of our social systems since 2005 I knew better than to think our … Continue reading

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Democracy, Voting and Caregiving

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This is more of a neutral political commentary than caregiving or brain health reflection. You may want to skip over this particular post. 🙂 At this point I’m not sure whether it will be convenient for me to vote on … Continue reading

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Brain Health and Hiking

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While combing through potential scrapbook material I came upon several of Cindy’s journals. One was a journal of inspirational sayings which will be instrumental in planning her memorial service. She also kept a journal of our Continental Divide hike in … Continue reading

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Pedicab Season Ends

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With New England weather you never know. I recall one January when the temperature reached 70 degrees and there was a rattlesnake sighting. There is a possibility we could still take a pedicab out for a spin before next spring, … Continue reading

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Still Enjoying Life

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The events leading up to this day were ominous. Our daughter Charissa was supposed to be spending time with us this week but she called last evening to tell us she was stuck in New York with car trouble. Then … Continue reading

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Inspirational Caregivers?

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Facebook can be viewed as an entertainment center. Besides the entertainment of catching up with friends, the medium’s original purpose, you can log onto to Facebook for inspiring memes, breaking news, videos that range from cute to morbid, playing games … Continue reading

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