Monthly Archives: April 2007

Wretched Tears

Part 1: The Old Woman Grandma has been feeling poorly for some time. Her symptoms are dry mouth, nausea, lack of appetite, and elevated blood pressure. Whether they are all the result of the same underlying problem, I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Mixed Material

My readership has surely noticed there has been a shift in the content of what I post. Writings like The Transfiguration and The Centrality of Christ and Aroma of Death don’t have much to do with caring for an Alzheimer … Continue reading

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Another Milestone

The need for a cane, the need to wear diapers, the lack of ability to sign his own name . . . each milestone is marked as another march down the the one-way road. Today we marked another milestone. Today … Continue reading

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The Imagery of Language

I’ve come to realize that one of my weakness in caring for people is that I have a hard time just being there. If anything needs to be done, or anything needs to be fetched, fixed, or accomplished, I’m ready … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration and The Centrality of Christ

**** “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Col. 2:9) “And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put … Continue reading

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The 36-Hour Day

I first saw the book The 36-Hour Day when my Dad first borrowed it from the library, probably about a year ago. It labels itself as “A family guide to caring for persons with Alzheimer Disease, related dementing illnesses, and … Continue reading

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Nearly Unmitigated Disaster

2:00 AM I wake up. Grandpa is sitting on the edge of his bed, fussing. Usually this is an indication that shortly he is going to get up and go use the bathroom. I realized I need to use the … Continue reading

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Aroma of Death

(Note: The thought here is related to that of my earlier piece “You Must Die!” This is just a further meditation that could be tacked onto that.) Toward the end of the book of Jeremiah we read how everything that … Continue reading

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The Reading Continues

Grandpa definitely enjoyed listening to Heidi but we finished that several days ago and then it was time to pick something new. Grandma suggested that I read my book to him. I had considered it, but at the same time … Continue reading

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Pizza Roll-Up

This post is testing out images. At the bottom of this post I have inserted an image of the pizza rolls that I make. I think the image should show up in the RSS feed, but I doubt it will … Continue reading

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Things I Don’t Envy

There are always things other people think you are deprived of. Probably some people could come up with a pretty long list of things they think I’ve been deprived of over the course of my life. I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading

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