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Jan 31

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 5

In Brief—Musings on dementia and what the author sees and thinks on his forays down the corridor. ——————————————————————————————————————– A Death Before Dying— Fritz is an expert on Civil War history having won several awards for his books on the subject. At 67 and still in fine physical shape, he doesn’t give much thought to forgetting …

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Nov 29

Chronicle from the Old Folks’ Home—Part 3

In Brief—Thoughts about daily encounters and experiences in the Old Folks’ Home. ———————————————————————————————————————- Wrinkles, Walkers and Wheel Chairs— Aside from the laser treatments every second day, the routine is much the same. I rise at 06:00 or earlier depending on what kind of night I’ve had. Because of the colostomy and the gastric PEG, I …

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Jun 21

From Mud Through Fire to Beauty

In Brief—A trip down memory lane about the making of a potter and the pieces that were produced along the road. Though the potters will fade into time, the pots will live on. ————————————————————————————————————————- NOTE:   As I said at the beginning of my Japan blog, I will be adding photos to occasional blog pieces. This …

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May 31

Frustration and Ignorance

In Brief—Bay’s compulsiveness leads him to address information that’s probably superfluous. Maybe it even qualifies as insecurity, but it gives him the opportunity to promote next week’s piece. ——————————————————————————————————————— Ignorance is Not Stupidity— Before I launch into what to most of you already know, it’s important—nay, CRITICAL— to understand that “ignorance” means lack of knowledge, …

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