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Happy Birthday With A Twist

Happy Birthday With A Twist

For many years, I’ve been wishing my mother a “Happy Birthday” twice a year.  Once on March 24th, the date of her birth, and once on February 11.  She was at first puzzled by my birthday greetings on February 11th until I explained.  You see, I was born on February 11th.  The day of my […]

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

Thank God for Dumb Smart Phones

My brother Mike will attest to the fact that I’ve been very critical this week of my “stupid smart phone” (a Galaxy Nexus).  It has given me fits every time I tried to TXT to multiple people at the same time, so I ended up having to copy and paste the same message any time […]

Holding Hands ... Eating Ice Chips

Holding Hands … Eating Ice Chips

Yesterday, my Mother turned 92 years of age.  It was in the middle of my six day trip to come and care for details regarding her continuing care in a skilled nursing facility.  I arrived angry with the inefficiency of an impersonal medical care machine that often seems to be better at “mass processing” elder […]

Carded By My Mother

Carded By My Mother

On Saturday I arrived in Merced CA to visit my Mom and take care of some things for her.   When I entered her room in the mid-morning, at the skilled nursing facility where she is currently located, she was sleeping.  When I awakened her, I could tell she wasn’t really sure who I was. […]

Joy in My Daddy’s Arms

There are not many places in this world where one can find, and enjoy, a sense of safety and security.  It seems as though the world is increasingly populated with those who would ravage, destroy and kill.  It is true in the physical realm as it pertains to our life and bodily safety as demonstrated […]