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mary-lochridge's picture
Mar.24.2014
This is part of a series of essays about the time I spent with my father in November 2013.  My father is in late stage dementia.  At the time, he still was living at the home he shared with Shirley, his wife of 65 years.    Finding a place to park at St. Patrick Hospital was...
mary-lochridge's picture
Mar.17.2014
This is a part of a series of essays about precious time I spent with my 89-year old father, Frank, in November, 2013.  It was just before he was moved into a dementia facility.  (see previous Me and Frank posts) Do you know where Shirley is?   You have a car?...
parthenia-hicks's picture
Jul.12.2012
Elizabeth River Blue Raga “When I was a young poet I was full of fear like a real rat in a corner.” —Pablo Neruda   It’s a hot and sticky place with a river that divides two cities. It’s a humid place with late-blooming azaleas and your hair frizzes even more. You feel like a freak. You cannot...
ron-nesler's picture
Dec.28.2010
Hello, Tea Party? This is America calling to touch base. I just wanted to tell you that I am on your side about cutting spending and reducing the deficit. I get it, we are all going to go down the tubes, if we don't do something pretty quick. I am with you on that. But, we need to talk. I have...
mara-buck's picture
Nov.11.2010
     From where does courage come?  From the stomach-churned battle cry for Freedom, screamed in every language from the time humans first sought to enslave that most basic right?  From the faces of the hungry and the war-torn, too ill themselves to fight and who must look to the strong for...
ron-cabral's picture
Oct.26.2010
 Took a red-eye out from Oakland to Norfolk, Virginia. Changed planes in Atlanta for Norfolk and  noted the huge size of that airport - seemed as large as San Francisco or Munich airports. Rented a  2010 Ford SUV for the drive down to Frisco near the south tip of Hatteras Island - about a 3 hour...
ron-nesler's picture
Mar.01.2010
I recently read an article here -->  http://www.vawatchdog.org/ about employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) stealing from the V.A., and therefore also stealing from war veterans. That caused me to have what my therapist refers to as anger management problems, and what my...