“Think Your Parents Were Tough?”

“Memories of a Milltown Girl”  “Think Your Parents Were Tough?”               Think again… The lives of kids of a town principal and the town’s ministers are equally challenging. Since the parents are expected to set a high standard for the community, their kids are expected to be the embodiment of that standard. Water balloons out the […]

Traveling Man: A Poem

“Traveling Man” See the dimple in his cheek? He’s only got one. Says it came from A screwdriver ricocheting back On him When he was a child I believe him Cuz he’s cheated death Countless times. Hell, I saved him On 2 occasions. Once, a piece of steak I cooked Lodged in his throat. I […]

But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?

 But Does He Really Have Alzheimer’s?  It’s a confounding disease—Alzheimer’s. And no 2 people get this disease the same way. Sometimes, his illness is very obvious, showing up as serious cognitive problems, but at other times, my partner can be amazingly “on,” as in witty, fun, engaging. The disease, at times, makes me wonder about my […]