Category Archives: Rambling Observations

Why Historical Fiction Matters (at this time in history)

March 9, 2022

I love period piece movies and I’d rather read fiction any day over nonfiction. But I have many friends who turn up their noses at made-up stories. They want something serious, they say. They don’t want fluff. They want to learn something, to be provoked to think, inspired to act. Fiction can do that, I say. Especially […]

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Summer solstice, this year on June 20, is not just the longest day of the year. It is also the day to fight Alzheimer’s. “The day with the most light is the day we fight.”

Millions of Americans suffer from some form of dementia, with the largest number (5.8 million) having Alzheimer’s. I have been thrust into the middle of this horrible disease, being the caregiver for both parents who have been diagnosed with different dementias. As a teenager, I first encountered Alzheimer’s when my grandmother had it.

Imagination v. Knowledge

April 9, 2021

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Sounds like something Picasso or Pollock might have said, doesn’t it? It may surprise you (but probably not, since you see the photo above) that this comes from one of the world’s greatest minds. Albert Einstein spoke these words in an interview […]

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