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A Wintry Mix and Kung Pao Chicken

A Wintry Mix and Kung Pao Chicken

Three words that must not be uttered aloud from this day forward. Kung Pao Chicken The hospital’s featured special, day 5 out of 6, Just prior to the sou’easter ripping through my innards and spewing them forth along interstate 295 northbound in a surprise...
Digestion and Mischief

Digestion and Mischief

2017 was a year full of transition, learning and disequilibrium for me. Maybe all years are like that, but I set about to shift my world and the world of those around me, with intention. I knew Mom and Dad were moving in, and wanted to have my “house in order” for...
Homecoming Hospitality

Homecoming Hospitality

It was actually a very similar feeling to my kids’ first day of school: should I have called first to tell them she’s coming? What if she won’t go? What if she hates it? What if they’re not nice to her? What if she’s not nice to them? Mom has dementia, and it’s not...
A New Table of Thanksgiving in an Ageless Home

A New Table of Thanksgiving in an Ageless Home

…And Upper Limit Problems in General Man, the Universe is giving it to me big. As I sat on this airplane: 1A, thank you very much, I can’t help but feel like the most famous movie star in the world. I’m returning home from a trip to Dallas, where I...
The Grinch Age

The Grinch Age

Tomorrow I will be 53. If you’re at all familiar with Dr. Seuss, you know that the Grinch was 53 when he stole Christmas. With his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow. And you know, I’d like my heart to feel not so tight. I just got word earlier this week...
Community and Challenge

Community and Challenge

For decades I’ve worked with communities: groups of people who come together for a cause, in most cases toward a more dynamic city or better health for everyone. There are best practice activities to engage in, and lots of resources out there. And yet over and over...

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