If your care giving duties allow you time to read.....................I'm interested in what book you are in the middle of or just finished or have waiting on your bedside table.
I'm reading "Total Control" by David Baldacci
It's a crime/thriller drama. Quite compelling.
If you can't find the time to read, you should try. It helps to escape from it all in a good book.
I have listened to many unabridged books on this station. Just as many sighted people listen to it as visually impaired people.
You can stream it live online. I believe that you can also go into the archives also.
Working my way through The Great Age reboot. Some interesting ideas and information for sure. One is that as people age well in the coming years they will work longer and contribute to the economy so that, in fact, increasing longevity will not be a drain on society but rather society will benefit.
Calvin and Hobbs is still good for a chuckle.
It was disturbing, of course, but it was also too familiar. I have been pondering why and finally realized that Chris Watts reminds me of my sister. She has some of the same characteristics. though she doesn't have the rage from suppressed needs. I have experienced her flipping from charming to vicious from one phone call to another. The iciness of her tones would freeze water on a hot day.
I don't think I ever saw my sister cry. Her response to my "How are you?" was always, "I'm fine!". She smirked when things went her way, she turned on the big wide smile as part of her "I am a nice/good person" front, she sat with her hands folded in her lap appearing to be the dutiful daughter at mother's gatherings, but behind the scenes was another story, I am not going to go into the "other stories", but suffice it to say, she is cruel and unfeeling, she lies, and money is a big motivator for her.
This realization has helped me to put some of the missing pieces of my past in their right places and lay more of the attached feelings to rest. I am very thankful I have gone no contact. If I ever questioned that that was the right thing to do, I question it no longer. It was necessary. I forgive her for being who she is. How much choice she has, for that matter anyone with a mental illness has, I don't know. I just know I need to protect myself from her and I have.
I am still working on Verity. I don't read daily and when I do I am doing good to get an hour in. Verity reminds me of another book I read recently that has a very similar story line. I will try to figure out the title of it.
Found it here. The Last Mrs. Parrish.
I am loving it.
Right up my alley. A good website online from the Met.org, as well:
The Met Cloisters - Primer (metmuseum.org)
Just finished Rob Delaney's memoir about the death of his son, A Heart that Works. Be ready to weep, but there are things in this, such as what a one year old toddling about in diapers is, that I will never forget. I read it in one night.
So I have found a free pdf of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small" and am enjoying it. I liked the original TV series but haven't gotten into the recent version. I also found Bloom County Bill the Cat ("Ack"), Calvin and Hobbes, and Pogo. Years ago we all loved these.
The Great Age Reboot is interesting and such a contrast to much of what we see here. It's encouraging.
Earlier this morning I was reading somewhere about a serial killer whose wife was given an emergency divorce when he was arrested. Don't know how I got there.
EERIE and STRANGE!
Oh, yea, I put it here because it is based on Anne Rice's book.
I totally disregard what any celebrities recommend.
It's inspired by David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. So far - halfway through - I'd call it Depressing Copperhead. But Oprah must have liked it because she chose it for her book club.
The Beauty of the Unity and the Harmony of the Whole: The Concept of Theosis in the Theology of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did
That sounds like an interesting read. Enjoy!
It is interesting to read different perspectives on life. Personally, I don’t wish to be a martyr when it comes to accepting pain. I have a low tolerance for pain. I don’t wish to hit my threshold and suffer needlessly.
I feel many people put off getting hospice for far too long, when they could be utilizing palliative or comfort care services sooner than they do.
I am not enamored of the author's personal story of her OWN pain journey, but the history of pain is fascinating, and I find in reading this that it is interesting to look at your own pains, when they hit, and perhaps a "why" they do so. Recommend this one. Author is Melanie Thernstrom.
"If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it."
I just saw her being interviewed on a show that I was watching. She’s an interesting woman, an advocate for the aging population.
You can read about her on thischairrocks.com