12 01, 2015

The Day The Love Of My Life Went Missing

January 12th, 2015|Ambient Despair, Assisted Living, Blog, Personal/Emotional/Spiritual, Psychology|

I still return to the mall where I last saw my wife. She was wearing a plaid skirt and blue windbreaker. I even remember the last conversation we had. We were standing outside of Florsheim Shoes and I was talking about the time I went fishing in Lake Ontario with the four nephews, and she [...]

15 03, 2013


March 15th, 2013|Ambient Despair, Elder Sanctuary, Psychology|

After watching my brother care for his wife through her 12 years of Alzheimer's, I can well understand why many caregivers die before their charges do. He said to me at one point that he had not had a single uninterrupted night's sleep in five years. He was in his 80s, and refused to put [...]

5 12, 2012


December 5th, 2012|Psychology|

      OK, I know the premise is a little implausible but no more so than the Holy Trinity, Parinirvana or Plenary Indulgences. Besides, who wouldn't like to see Jesus and the Buddha, on mahogany bar stools, each with a cold one, discussing Yankee relievers, where to get a good Havana cigar, and how [...]

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 [...]