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The Shift by Theresa Brown, RN

c.2015, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill              $24.95 / $33.95 Canada          272 pages   Nobody likes being poked. Nobody woke up this morning and said, “Cut into me and make me hurt for a month.” No one asks for misery, nausea, … Continue reading

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No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver’s Days by Susan Allen Toth

c.2014, University of Minnesota Press             $16.95 / higher in Canada            215 pages   It was supposed to be paradisiacal. You’d planned it that way, in fact: the two of you, retired, with time aplenty to travel, explore, garden, … Continue reading

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An app to StandWith

Not long after I visited my grandma on Mother’s Day, she was found unresponsive in her home. Fortunately, after some professional care and a great support system, she was able to return back to her house. Before this incident, my … Continue reading

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Writing my mother

I recently had the privilege of interviewing artist Max Ferguson, whose “Painting My Father” series is on exhibit in New York. Many of his photograph-like images are haunting. The subject matter is immediate and personal. As a fellow artist, it … Continue reading

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