10 Things My Father Said About Her

I couldn’t resist the pigtails and the raincoat when I ran into her on Lexington Avenue–a knockout if I ever saw one. She made me appreciate good theatre.  We saw everything on Broadway. She’s one helluvan actress. It’s 4 o’clock. Is she “napping” again? We paid 50 grand for two years of that lady shrink, andContinue reading “10 Things My Father Said About Her”

After the Luau Party     

Her story about the Luau Party was filled with the kind of lusty murmurings that awaken memories of a younger self.  The rest, the details provided here, are made up, imagined,  patched together, much like everything else I know about the twelve years in which the woman known as my mother slowly disappeared. There wereContinue reading “After the Luau Party     “

The Neighborhood Bear

5. An article in the New York Times about Alzheimer’s patients in facility care talks about the continuing search for love and joy: “Imagine if all the people you know and loved disappeared,’’ said Dr. Richard Powers, chairman of the medical advisory board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Wouldn’t you want to find someoneContinue reading “The Neighborhood Bear”