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To be in June

Friday July 03, 2015

June is something of a Dad’s Month. You may say, “Well, sure: Father’s Day. Doink.” In our family, this bundle of weeks has ranged from graduation to the US Open—all opportunity to acknowledge Dad. I’ll go so far as to say that we’ve exceeded the calendar’s authority.

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Life Lessons

Friday June 19, 2015

Life lessons. I find, at times, they are really hard to take in. I have discovered these past couple months that I do not really care to write/blog/share when I feel unsure or confused. But today I woke up with the sense that I needed to do just that.

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From the Depths of the Cupboards: Pumpkin Bars

Friday June 05, 2015

With spring come strawberries, rhubarb and (my personal favorite) the PNW gardener. Pies are on the horizon. Or, for some dads, longer golfing hours.

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Bit on Basketball

Tuesday April 07, 2015

My dad and I humble each other: Parkinson’s isn’t something you can pull on and off.

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Living for a Cure

Friday March 20, 2015

By all means let us pursue a cure for Parkinson's. Bur first, let us relentlessly pursue life.

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Caregiving, the Next Level

Friday March 06, 2015

It is common knowledge that patients in care facilities who have a family member involved do much better than those who don’t. If you have a loved one in a care facility, here are some of your many tasks.

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Coming Out of the Caregiving Closet

Thursday March 06, 2014

"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." - Rosalynn Carter

Today, the Washington Post came out with a special report on family caregiving in the United States. While reading the article, I couldn’t help but think about the Caregiving in America Conference I attended on February 19th in Seattle. Hosted by AARP and Washington Post Live, the conference featured an illustrious set of presenters, from TV personality Rick Steves of PBS, to the state of Washington’s First Lady Trudi Inslee, to aging expert Nancy Hooyman. More than my admiration of the speakers, I was struck by one fact in particular: 1 in 5 people in the United States is caregiving for family members, and 1 in 4 of these haven't told anyone.

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