February 2, 2020

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt   

It's not a nursing home, it's a retirement home.  That's what my kids tell us. They say it will be easier for us and easier for them.  Regardless of what it's called, I thin...

November 20, 2019

Me and my 92 year-old Nana in her nursing facility.

I love my Nana. I visit her every weekend in the nursing home. Sometimes I find it very hard to keep the conversation going because she keeps telling the same stories and asked about people that are no longer alive. I...

February 8, 2018

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers   

They say you are always learning from your mistakes. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life so I guess I've got lots of learning. Yet, I believe I keep making some of the...

September 23, 2017

This is the irony of being in hospice care.  I have all the time in the world and I have very little time left in the world.  Every moment is precious and I want to make sure each moment is cherished because I have so few left.

I spend a lot of time in bed.  I am t...

July 15, 2017

If you are interested in discovering distant relatives, Ancestry.com and MyHeritage websites are a terrific place to start to find the parents of your parents, parents, parents, ...

However, if you are interested in learning about the experiences of your family finding...

July 13, 2017

Before I had BabbleStash, I struggled to remember that story. That story that made me laugh. That story that made me think. That story that made me question. That story that made me cry. That story that made me angry.

Now with BabbleStash, I can re-record the story shor...

July 3, 2017

I can always do this tomorrow.  That is the key underlying thought of procrastinators everywhere.  They put off to tomorrow what they should prioritize and do today.

Some things can wait though.  Not everything has to happen now and today.  But just because it does...

May 16, 2017

The statement, "tell me about your mother", is usually a tongue in cheek joke directed towards psychoanalysts. It brings a little laugh because in everyone's life, the person who has the biggest impact of who they are is their mother.  Over a person's lifetime, the one...

February 9, 2017

Every time I sit down and try to write my story, I get overwhelmed about the sheer enormity of the task.  Where do I start?  How much detail do I provide?  Will it even be interesting?

So the result is I never write down my story.  Over time, the funny li...

October 3, 2016

In a way, I designed BabbleStash because of regrets.  My grandparents grew up in the historical time of the Great Depression and World War II.  One of my grandfathers immigrated from Europe and the other one worked at NASA on the Mercury and Saturn programs.  How I wis...

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