Serving Seniors with Gratitude

I naively asked one of the staff, “Why can’t these seniors get their tray of food themselves? Why do we need to bring it to them?”

Frankly, I thought it would it would be more efficient for them to get their own food. But when I learned the reason for doing it this way, I felt a bit sheepish for asking. Continue reading

Independence Day at the Movies

In honor of Independence Day, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite films about independence, and many of these have nothing WHATSOEVER to do with the Fourth of July. Continue reading

Mission Accomplished!

But with every new selection I’d learn to play, I kept thinking of the “Moonlight Sonata,” the classic standard that should be in every pianist’s repertoire. I’d look over the songbook, wondering if I was ready to learn it, and I’d ask Criseida for her opinion.

“No,” she’d gently say. “Not yet.”

Not by a long shot, I’m sure is what she wanted to say.
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This Time of Year

This time of year, I think of glass beads reflecting sprightly patterns on the wall. I think of Frank Sinatra on the record player, belting out “Fly Me to the Moon” one more time, while I relish the sweet aroma of bread pudding baking in the oven. Continue reading