Tag Archives: caregiving

What if the Means ARE the End?

July 29, 2021

I’ve been thrust into rough waters lately. I am a caregiver for two parents, both with cognitive issues. This storm has been raging for many years but it’s recently reached tsunami level. What if this IS my purpose? Can I live with that? In the past, I’ve been able to do enough writing and tutoring […]

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Green Pastures, Still Waters

April 29, 2021

Every morning, at least now that summer weather has come, I take my walk early, in the cool of the morning. Before I go to my parents’ place to dispense their medication. Before I sit down at my computer to begin my writing/tutoring/revising work. Before life interrupts.

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Do You Remember?

February 11, 2021

Memories have always fascinated me. If two people take part in the same event and then describe it, they will emphasize different aspects, based on their perspective. Over time, our tendency to edit out the bad and highlight the good (or vice versa) comes into play. After the passage of many years, if you ask […]

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Juggling and Balance

September 24, 2019

Have you ever watched someone juggle balls that were different sizes and different weights? Maybe they even add a knife or an orange or a volleyball to the mix. I feel like that sometimes. I was already trying to keep a lot of balls suspended in the air when another one, a much heavier one, […]

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When Life Interrupts Your Plans

April 26, 2018

Life is full of interruptions. Every day, you have small, nagging distractions that interfere with whatever you intend to do. It may not be anything major, and it may be short-lived. But these interruptions are constant. And irritating. People who are demanding. Things that waste your time. Machines that break down. You can’t stop these […]

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