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He's my father

By Robert Kelly-Goss
I walked into his apartment last Thursday and my father stood in his small living room, hunched over, struggling to sweep crackers into a corner. 523 more words


I always felt you were a little overly concerned with keeping up with the Joneses; not in the sense that you cared what the neighbors thought, after all you did yard work in the… 455 more words


Variable Roller Coaster

Sometimes it’s the kiddie coaster, sometimes it’s the loop-de-loop with the three story vertical drop.  As the days unfold since your passing I am navigating the legal and financial paper trail of your life.   55 more words


Still Teaching

Around the date of your passing, I received the following embedded in a longer message from one of my former students:

“Very often I think back to the lessons you taught us in class, not realizing then how wise your words were. 387 more words


Preparing for a Trip to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room (ER).

While urgent and emergency are the key words here, you can be prepared for the eventuality of your loved one requiring a trip to the ER. 431 more words


Stream of Consciousness

This is one of my favorite photos of you.  I wonder what you were thinking. Your gaze captured in this photo suggests perhaps you weren’t thinking at all; just absorbing the beauty of the New Mexico landscape on the Ranch of your namesake. 513 more words


The Aid & Attendance Improved Pension

Aide and Attendance is a pension  program offered by The Veterans Administration that allows qualifying Veterans additional funds to defray caregiving costs.  This is intended for those veterans or surviving spouses who are unable to manage the activities of daily living with out help.   24 more words