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A simple formula with powerful consequences

I was honoured to be asked to facilitate one of the WhoseShoes? events being run by Age UK and Age Concern recently to promote dementia friendly communities in West Kent. 985 more words



That’s right; it is time for me to go ahead and PANIC !!

Yesterday started out great, with my first http://www.dementiamentors.com one-on-one video call (free). She and I had a lot in common and I didn’t feel guilty about taking more time talking about the complications in my own life, where I might have in the multi-person environment of the Memory Café. 299 more words


The better I became at English, the more my brain suppressed the Russian inside of me

Leaving Saint Petersburg for Moscow recently, I needed to determine whether our train tickets were for an assigned seat in a specific car, or if it was open seating. 1,965 more words

Sixty something


Syllables, words, accrete like dust

On an empty plate

Not difficult

In this sultry heat

To summon lazy words

And spread them on the page… 81 more words

Poems And Images

Macro Photography : in fond memory... by ShikhaJain

“In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I’d write you another letter. 57 more words

Sometimes, I write blurbs that have no real external purpose but assist me with mappings and attempts to depict a thing with other things.  These blurbs were part of the problem of the first book I wrote, which contained several of them interspersed throughout more standard journal-like entries.  386 more words



I walk up to the two wheeled toy, hair tossed to one side, hiding half of my face. He slides over the worn synthetic seat, and looks back at me, this warm, dangerous stranger. 113 more words