His Words

When being “dissed” is a good thing

I went through a phase where I used the word disillusioned a lot. I said it because I thought it sounded sophisticated. And I acted like disillusionment was a negative thing. Then one day I heard a faint voice (that sounded like Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride) whispering, I do not think that word means what you think it means. I…

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Her Words

The world needs your help…even when it itches

On a typical visit to see my mother-in-law at the nursing home, I will greet her, take a seat on her walker, and roll to my position directly in front of her La-Z Boy. (There is only one other chair in the room that made the cut when the downsizing began about six years ago—a small country-blue number from her house…

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