Readers’ Favorite – the review is in!

September 12, 2015

And it’s a gooder… I was going to share the original review for comparison, but they took it down. Click on either of the medals to see the review on their contest site. Eventually the title/manuscript image will be replaced with an actual cover of the book, and a link to the book’s review page. […]

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Bronze medals and top five finalists

September 3, 2015

September 1, 2015 was a good day. I awoke and turned on my computer. Had to check the Kindle Book Awards to see if I made it into the top 5 finalists in my category. I didn’t even have to look it up because an author peep had posted the link with congrats for making […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – stress and non-existent expectations

August 24, 2015

I recently read a Facebook meme that said stress is the gap between expectation and reality. I call bullshit. If that were true, then it would be a simple matter of reducing expectations to eliminate stress. Well, when dealing with a relative with Alzheimer’s, it doesn’t matter how deep in the well you plunge your […]

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Two-bit fiction

August 10, 2015

I’ve been posting a lot about Mom and Alzheimer’s lately. Probably because it seems to be taking over my life. And apparently, it’s contagious (seriously, I can’t remember the simplest things). So for a break, how about back to the writing? I am struggling to find the time to dive into novel number five. So […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – hide and seek edition

August 8, 2015

When your parent has Alzheimer’s, you never know from day to day what you’re going to find. Or not find. Her glasses went missing recently – for four bloody days. We searched everywhere we could, in the sugar canister, the freezer, the oven, in every nook and cranny, every drawer and closet. No damn glasses. […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – Ukranian edition

July 25, 2015

Mom called me at work in tears. Her voice trembled, and I imagined her hands did too. She was scared out of her mind about the people coming to Calgary to raid the streets and kill us all. What people? “It’s on the news, can you come right now?” “I’m at work.” “Can you come […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – no arms and no legs edition

July 10, 2015

What do you call a man with no arms and no legs who sits in the recliner in Mom’s living room? Daddy… Yeah, I know. So bad. The backstory: Mom reminisces a lot lately. For so many years these stories have been repeated ad nauseum – and almost verbatim from telling to telling. Alzheimer’s brings […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – remembering daddy edition

July 7, 2015

One Saturday in April, I had a rather nice visit with Mom. I delivered her meds and she started to reminisce about Daddy. This past March 27 was the 20th anniversary of his death. He died young, just 61, from a disease that took everything from him. A disease I carry with me. A disease […]

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Adventures in Alzheimer’s – inside my mouth edition

July 5, 2015

Mom had jaw pain so Baby girl took her to the walk-in clinic. A dentist appointment was a few days away, and maybe she just had an infection and needed antibiotics. The doc gave her some stupid cream that baby girl was to put inside her grandmothers mouth. With her fingers. Not going to happen. […]

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It’s a book giveaway!

June 30, 2015

July is bursting at the seams with free stuff! The good kind… Books! And Amazon gift cards! The members of EnovelAuthorsAtWork are banding together (like always) to give lucky winners a whole RAFflecopTer (see what I did there?) of books and book-type wonderfulness. Seriously, there is a giveaway every single day, starting off on Canada’s […]

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Adventures in Alzhiemers – TV people edition

June 12, 2015

“Why do they watch me? Everywhere I move, they watch me.” “It’s like the Mona Lisa, Mom. Just an illusion. They can’t see you.” She wrings her hands and shifts her eyes from me to the TV and back. “Do you think so?” Yes. Yes I do. Mom has always loved her television time. Now […]

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