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brothers, part 25

If you’re a zipper, you don’t want to be around Rick these days. Fidgeting is an occupational hazard with dementia, a way of coping with the constant anxiety. For Rick, that means no zipper goes unpunished. He is a zipperholic, … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 84

“You just had a bad day. Keep practicing. Nothing is as easy as eating noodles.” — the prophet ha jin

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holding hands with the clock

And that old time feeling goes sneaking down the hall Like an old gray cat in winter, keeping close to the wall — the prophet guy clark You’re bumming about the day’s run. Uncle Hal has relegated it to a … Continue reading

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carlos is alive and well in argentina

Not to yield says it all. the enduring, the surviving, does not stop with age. — the prophet sheehan I’m not sure about Uncle Hal. 35 bucks seems to have gotten me the running plan equivalent of Panda Express fortune … Continue reading

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brothers, part 23

“I’m glad you’re here!” I was caught off guard as i walked back into the house after phoning Mo from the porch. He had been eating breakfast, saw me through the window, and came walking around to the door. I’m … Continue reading

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brothers, part 22

we go to sonic for milkshakes. i ask if he wants vanilla or chocolate. he isn’t sure, so i order one of each. we stop at the park and sit on our bench. ducks are staging a parade for our … Continue reading

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brothers, part 21

He’s pacing around nervously. I don’t know what to do. So we go for a walk. But the magic is gone. He stays six paces behind me, wary of the stranger leading him to an uncertain future. We make the … Continue reading

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