Brokenhearted Sheep

Every day I find myself looking at my phone and wishing I could see my brother’s number light up just one more time.  I still cry wondering how he died.  Was he able to breathe?  I hope he knew I loved him. My heart still breaks that he like all…

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Alone Together

Friends and family are dying  People everywhere are crying  When will it end Is the government lying  Some wear a mask  Some want to fight  Afraid of losing their rights  Can’t buy a cure Can’t buy a hug Not even a mask Staying healthy is a task Dreams on hold …

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The Essential Supermarket Employee: COVID-19

Here in New York City where everyone is still under a “shelter in place” order and everything is still closed except for the necessities like supermarkets, I wanted to talk to someone who has been working the front lines albeit in a different way, every single day:  my nephew Jim. Where do you work?…

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COVID-19 In Nursing Homes: My Brother

As I write this over 10,000 long term care facility residents have passed away from COVID-19 in the U.S.A. (source ABC news).In N.Y.S. well over 3000 have passed away from COVID-19. My brother was one of them. Each day I tune in to our Governor’s press conference to see if…

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The Banana

Whether they’re blended in smoothies, eaten raw, or as a topping on a hot fudge sundae, bananas pack a big punch of vitamins and minerals.  One medium size banana is about 110 calories and contains 28 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and about 400…

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Everything I ever thought of when I thought of primary progressive multiple sclerosis is coming true.  The stiffness.  The not being able to walk very well or very far.  The inability to stand for any length of time.  The aching legs and leg cramps.  The stiff hands that make it…

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Staying Healthy When Visiting Hospitals

Having spent a lot of time visiting my Mom in health care facilities this past month and no flu shot,  I’m always trying my best to avoid catching something.  Let’s face it, even the cleanest facilities are one big ventilated petri dish. I choose to wear a mask because there is…

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My Dear Old Dog

My dear old dog  You bring me comfort and peace  Your loyalty and love never cease My faithful friend  Time & again you’ve helped me mend Never leaving my side Wagging your tail & smiling wide They say you’re just a dog You’re so much more A privilege & never…

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