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March 1, 2019

Why I Take My Kids to the Nursing Home

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I grew up when “parent” was a noun, not a verb. Dad didn’t parent. He was a parent. He did what he enjoyed and schlepped us along. This often meant visiting the elderly at nursing homes where we met a lot of people – a lot of very different people...

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January 17, 2019

Eldercare at the Bruderhof

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So how is it that Opa Elias is receiving round-the-clock, state-of-the-art care, the care that every old person deserves? I don’t know, but here’s a thought. Many decades ago, when he was young, energetic, and strong, he decided to heed the advice...

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December 21, 2018

Skipping Gifts: Why We Won't Do That Again

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My husband is a computer programmer so he tends to approach life with yes/no, if/then statements. If something isn’t broken, why fix it? In other words, could adding gifts and toys to the formula possibly make things happier or bring more peace to...

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November 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Every Day

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Sharing this meal together also addresses our profound desire for community. Just as man was not made to live alone, neither, it follows, is it good to eat alone. Too many of us, when left to our own devices will passively grab some junk food. Alone...

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