Monthly Archives: November 2012

23 11, 2012

Giving A Cat a Reason to Live

November 23rd, 2012|Blog|

  It is 1 am.  I am holding the plastic IV needle firmly, but gently.. She receives the fluid without looking, as if she doesn't want to know her frailty. I love her, but this is some place I don't want to be.  I never wanted to be here again.  Never wanted to be responsible [...]

18 11, 2012

Incremental Victories

November 18th, 2012|Ambient Despair, Blog|

The first time I saw William, two years ago, he was sitting alone in the dining room. Tall, gaunt and haunting, he reminded me of pictures I'd seen of men at Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen and Dachau. His eyes, sunken and non-expressive, looked straight ahead and he stooped slightly when he walked - something one would expect after [...]

10 11, 2012

Saturday November 10 2012

November 10th, 2012|Blog|

                Well, we survived Sandy. (a hurricane is like litmus paper for human beings and their emotions. Do you want to find out what the person is really like -  just take away their electricity for about five or six days. That'll do it.)  Our communitywent without electricity [...]

9 11, 2012

Cognitive Narration

November 9th, 2012|Psychology|

    Nelson Mandela, in his 1994 Inaugural Speech, said:  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous ? Actually, who are you not to be ? You [...]