Category Archives: Expect Kindness

A Christmas Tale

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After finishing my evening chores I entered our bedroom and found Cindy with raised head from the neck up. This is an “in between” state for her. She’s not asleep, but neither is she attentive to what is going on … Continue reading

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Rules Broken

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Saturday was one of those gems that pop up unexpected. As often happens I came across something early in the day that set the table for what was to follow. On Facebook a friend lamented about how we have strayed … Continue reading

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The Hug Is Mightier Than the Pen

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I absolutely cannot afford to be angry. Two people are dependent on my wellness, which in turn depends on refraining from anger. I am most aware of the links between anger and cognitive decline, but the health impacts of anger … 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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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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Seek Beauty. Love Kindness. Embrace Joy.

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People tell me I’m lucky to have Cindy. People tell me Cindy is lucky to have me. People tell me we are lucky to have each other. I appreciate these comments for why they were made and what they really … Continue reading

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An “In Body” Experience

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Maybe the slight change in our routine caused this to happen. I went downstairs to brew the coffee, then came back up to snuggle with Cindy a bit before getting her day started. I climbed out of bed and went … Continue reading

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Squeezing By

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Our house has wide open passages between all the rooms except one: the kitchen. To go from the kitchen to anywhere else in the house warrants single file only. As with most homes the main action occurs in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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“They Come to See You Smile”

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Dottie Satherlie is a 92 year old wonder who comes to visit Cindy on Wednesday mornings. Caring for others is nothing new for her. Dottie and husband Ken founded a school here in town for special needs children. She cared … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: My Brother Pete

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I was five years old at the time and hardly knew my oldest brother Pete existed. I did not know his real name was Leon Sinclair, named after our Dad. Considering he was nineteen years older there was no time … Continue reading

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