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Communicating with my mom

A typical nightly conversation with my mom sounds like this: “When are you coming?” she asks, eagerly. “Saturday,” I say. “Oh good,” she says, excitedly. “Are you staying overnight?” “Not this time, Mom.” “You never stay overnight.” Now she’s petulant. … Continue reading

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My mom is confused about where she lives

“I can’t figure this place out,” my mom says. “What’s it all about?” She’s talking about the assisted living facility where we moved her almost a year and a half ago. “It’s your home, Mom,” I say. “It is?” She’s … Continue reading

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An old man, his horse, and my mom

There’s a parable about an old man whose horse runs away. “What a terrible thing,” the village people say. “That’s life,” says the old man. The horse returns and brings with it three mares. “What a wonderful thing,” the village … Continue reading

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My mom is starting to lose track of me

“Beth is my only living brother,” my mom told her friend Mel a few weeks ago. She later forgot that she said this. When I asked her about it, she started to laugh. My mom is starting to lose track … Continue reading

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