Monthly Archives: October 2013

Other Side of the Shovel

And there are the mornings when you wake up and it’s all okay again.  At least for a while. You know the bad feelings will return – they’re as inexorable as the seasons and about as controllable – but they, … Continue reading

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Shoveling Shit Uphill with a Sieve

One of the most difficult things caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients have to deal with is their hatred of the job.  I’m fairly open regarding my feelings, but even so I’m often bowed by guilt over the depth of my negative … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

Which is probably what you’re all thinking as I put in an appearance after…how much time?  Way too long and I’m too lazy to go back and check.  What can I say?  Been busy.  Been distracted.  Been tired.  Dealing with … Continue reading

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