It is Hard to Explain

Watching a PD advanced class of folks struggle with various disabling aspects of this disease.

It’s a combination of exercise and support group. Cheryl seems to be enjoying it. Her first time.

I can’t get the tears out of my eyes. The two leaders of the group Paige and Barb – so thoughtful and encouraging to all.

Ten activities all designed to stretch the brain and muscles of PD patients.

The class

Around the world

Ball toss and multi-tasking.


Cardio machine


Walking and talking

The Wicked banality of Impeachment

The democrats say:
Let us beset the Donald, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for his transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if he is of the Right, the Right will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put him to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful defeat;
for according to his own words, his base will take care of him,
And keep him from injustice should he shoot someone on 5th avenue or unconsciously grab a pussy.

The republicans say:
Because a friend of mine is come off his rocker to me, is no reason to abandon his lead, and I have not what to set before him nor enable the smooth road.
And he from within should answer, and mightily tweet:
Trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed, I have circled the wagons.  I shall have builded walls. This is TREASONETH.
I cannot rise and give thee entrance unless thou hast useful merit.
Yet if they shall continue knocking, I say to you, although he will not rise and give him entry, because he is Giuliani, yet, because of his importunity,
he will rise, and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say to you,
Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh,  openeth, except democrats for that would be counterproductiveth.
Both golf and chocolate cake enableth me to vanquish the wicked, and seek justice within thy senate for the Mitch is with impunity instead of importunity
And therefore a lameness of duck besets him.

The independents say:
Importuning notwithstanding the jig is upeth! We have supported thee and yet thou has forsaken us. We have given thee leadership and thou hast taken favors. We have accepted tariffs and you have favored iPhones. We have raged at GM and you are but a banging gong, a clanging cymbal. We wish for infrastructure and you give us rants against four women of color unimpressed with your newyorkness. We are wondering if the swamp is actually republican in its essence and therefore undrainable. But mostly we are saddened by the mess.

There is a religiosity to the whole impeachment furor.

…we’ll see. That is the Donald’s go to comment. We’ll see.

Funerals – Sadness and Business

A funny thing happened on the way to the funeral – going to attend a memorial service presents a business opportunity when directions are requested at the cemetery business office.

Laura’s Grave marker

There is something inherently moving about a gravestone covered in leaves in the fall of the year.

Families and bitterness – someone will express displeasure with a jilted lover attending a service of dubious religiosity and unknown allegiance. So few attend to commemorate a wonderful life.

Families and loss – remembrance of those gone before and thoughts of how it could have been. Children scattered to the wind and over the mountain.

When people we know pass from this fragile existence, it reminds us of His plan if there is a plan and our own fragile existence.