Merry Christmas . . .

   (Mom enjoying her hot cocoa on Christm...more

I Didn't Look Like Me: Where Does Feminine Come From?

And the part that caused me to literally choke up? I didn't look the least bit feminine. I didn't look like me. Or at least the image of me that I had of me in my head. The one that I thought that the world was seeing. I think I thought the world was seeing some sort of Earth Mother type. Amazon Woman type. Round and red. But seeing the image of me through the lens of a stranger proved otherwise. ...more
I know this is an old article, but I just found it today.  This has happened to me, more times ...more

My People

This is the third part of a series you can find here.               So, where was I? Oh, yeah. I was in the loony bin. Now I remember. I was telling you about the time Maw and Paw first broached the idea of us all moving in together. ...more

For U.S. Caregivers, Many Changes

by Susan Baida...more

A Special Assignment: Caring for My Mother

by Julie Danis...more

The Aftermath of All the Pork

            So, after all that talk about pork, maybe now’s the time I should mention Weight Watchers.             I started in August and I’ve lost about fifteen pounds. I like it. It’s juvenile, but I really enjoy getting stickers in my little book and watching the line on my weight chart head downward. ...more

It Was a Ghost Town of a House

    So, it was a ghost town of a house. Abandoned mid-construction, just the bare studs and plywood floors, a lighter and pack of cigarettes left in an empty roofing nail box, like the guys working on it had to leave in a hurry. ...more

Susan Baida: eCareDiary, and Sex in the Workplace

by Susan Baida...more

Do You Have Dementia Yet?

    So the group Alzheimer’s Disease International has released its 2009 World Alzheimer Report, in which it predicts that the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias will double every twenty years for the foreseeable future. By 2050, they calculate, the figure will reach 115.4 million worldwide....more

Waiting and Watching (and Panicking)

          So I’m finding it a wee bit difficult to concentrate today because Tink has come down with a fever and sore throat. Well, more specifically, because she has come down with a fever and sore throat after getting the intranasal live-virus H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine on Monday. ...more