Category Archives: Aging

Aging and caring for the aging

Obituaries

Andy Schuler’s funeral reminded me that the most important parts of our life stories may not be included in our published obituaries. Continue reading

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Of Empathy and Experience

Sometimes the Lord has to put us into someone else’s place to put us into our place… experience can lead to empathy, if our hearts are open. Continue reading

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Pride and Self-Prejudice

If life was fair, you’d never have to choose between getting hearing aids or getting a new bass boat. Suck it up, buttercup! Continue reading

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Houston, You Have a Problem

Now that I’m coming out of the closet about my hearing impairment I want the rest of you to know that I expect you to fix it… Continue reading

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No Joking Matter

In his eighties, Dad joked “I used to tell people I was hard of hearing; now I’m just plain deaf.” Dealing with my own hearing loss now, I’m not sure he really thought it was all that funny… Continue reading

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Filling the Empty Spaces

To celebrate our blessings even while acknowledging our sorrows and losses is a good and loving way of honoring all those that we love. Continue reading

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The Heavy Dews of Autumn

I love the scenes of harvest, the long lines of color striping the fields and the way the dust rises in a sunset. Continue reading

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