The Strain of Covid – An Update Inside One Senior Community

As with so many of our elderly, my 90-year-old mother Ginny is entering her 11th month trying to live her life at a senior living facility in Florida while simultaneously facing the confines of a relentless pandemic. It’s been hard. She’s been in full lockdown, experienced some freedoms last fall as restrictions eased, and currently, … More The Strain of Covid – An Update Inside One Senior Community

My Mother’s Post Lockdown – The Challenges Continue

It was mid-September when I sent a text checking in with my sister and she replied “We’re with mom at the hair salon and she says hi.” This is how I learned that restrictions had been relaxed for my 90-year-old mother Ginny who had been in lockdown inside her senior living residence for 186 days. … More My Mother’s Post Lockdown – The Challenges Continue

Tales from Thule: A Look Inside a 72-Year-Old Journal

Two unlikely circumstances recently collided in my small world which led to the re-discovery of a 72-year-old journal. The first happening was a six-part documentary series which aired in the early fall titled “Expedition to the Edge.” It was the story of The Infinity, a 40-year-old sailing ship with a stubborn (!) German captain named … More Tales from Thule: A Look Inside a 72-Year-Old Journal

A Candid Conversation With My Cancer Caregiver Husband

I had my sixth and final scheduled round of chemotherapy for uterine cancer almost two weeks ago. Treatment is never a straight path and mine was no exception. Over the past several months, I have chronicled those experiences, but I realized that I had missed something. In fact, I had missed an entire side of … More A Candid Conversation With My Cancer Caregiver Husband