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  1. After Caregiving - a Tribute to my Friend and Mentor and her Dear, Departed Husband

    After Caregiving: A Tribute to A Dear Friend
    (Sorry, the photos didn't transfer, so feel free to see the original at http://www.donnathomson.com/2014/09/...ar-friend.html




    Today I hugged one of my oldest and dearest friends. I hugged her for a long time, because this was the day of her husband's funeral. Kathleen Campbell Jordan married Bill Jordan 47 years ago, ten years before Jim and I tied the knot. Kathleen and Bill ...
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  2. Reflections on the Film 'Boyhood': Holding On and Letting Go

    The Film 'Boyhood': Reflections on Holding On and Letting Go
    A date night with my husband Jim doesn't happen often. We have fallen into our habits of cooking dinner together, followed by reading or watching a British television drama. Sometimes, though, a movie or play catches my eye and I peek out of my turtleshell long enough to organize an escape from my comfy chair at home.

    This week, we saw Richard Linklater's new film, 'Boyhood'. I'd seen the word 'masterpiece' attached ...
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  3. Survival Tips for Stressed Out Family Caregivers

    I've just come from our family cottage in the north woods of Quebec. It's peaceful there - a place for reflecting and remembering. My Nana built our cottage in the 1920s and my memories are of her making my toast on the woodstove with the sunlight dancing through the wood-framed window.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJlpo3hMk0

    But the woods can be scary sometimes. Once, I got lost. I went for a walk by myself and followed a path I didn't know. I was surrounded ...
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  4. My son Nick's Sports Blog - He May Not be Employed, but He's Productive!

    Hi everyone,
    Here's my son Nicholas' latest blog post; he blogs about his favourite sports and this post is about his recent meeting and interview with 'The Viper', Randy Orton, from the World Wrestling Entertainment. Check out the great photos!
    http://thehockeyambassador.blogspot....ith-viper.html
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  5. Making Friends With Solitude: Learning to Like Being Alone as a Caregiver

    Making Friends With Solitude
    I used to hate being alone. I remember as a teenager, aching for the phone to ring, rifling through my closet for something 'cool' to wear, wandering the halls of my university residence listening for signs of music and laughter. I was restless and bored being by myself.

    But not anymore. My searching spirit was quieted by years of solitude caring for my children. Nicholas is 25 now and Natalie is 22, but for many of their growing up years, I was ...

    Updated 07-15-2014 at 04:55 PM by Mike Weins (tweaked spam filter and fixed reference in blog)

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