Category Archives: medications

What’s Your Morbid Hobby?

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know about Grandma

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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TJ’s Weekly Household Haiku Challenge: “Vibrant”

Once again I’m inspired by TJ Paris and his weekly household item haiku challenge. This week’s challenge is the adjective, “vibrant.” TJ also has a new format for his haiku challenge. Check it out!   Again, her eyes gleam! Either … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Lemon: Aromatherapy for Seniors, Alzheimer’s Patients (and You)

Reblogged from “Mom, Me and Elderly” by Jane Hanser: “There is no cure for Alzheimer’s” I read again and again. I’ve alternated between accepting that claim and refusing to accept it. Scientists promise a cure in the future, but what … Continue reading

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Close Call

A true story. A beautiful Sunday morning in May was a splendid time to volunteer in my community to help pull invasives from a city park. I was wearing gardening gloves but not a long-sleeved shirt. Several mornings later, my … Continue reading

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