Category Archives: Parkinson’s disease

Postings related to my experience with Parkinson’s disease

Nice


“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”  – Kurt Vonnegut I’ve done enough whining on this site about the … Continue reading

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Independence Day


Today, July 4th, is one of the most important holidays in these United States:  Independence Day, or the country’s birthday, the day we declared ourselves to be a free and independent state. To be independent, to be free, is one … Continue reading

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Daily Miracle


Let me start by describing how a typical day for me begins: I wake up, stiff and rigid and most mornings sore, but not too bad. I move slowly, and that has nothing to do with being or not being … Continue reading

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Hands Up


Here’s a quick, random and hopefully helpful note to anyone who has Parkinson’s disease.  It’s probably painfully obvious, but trust me, it’s important. If you’re walking, whether just from the parking lot to the store or taking a long walk … Continue reading

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In This Corner


One of the books on the bookshelf in my office is Dempsey, the autobiography (as told to Bob Considine and Bill Slocum) of the great heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey.  On the inside front cover, in black ink, my grandfather wrote, … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin


My wife and I went to Menard’s this morning, to pick up a few things for some work needed around the house.  We got there, and as we walked through the parking lot to the store, I noticed a middle … Continue reading

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Channel Z


Normally I’m pretty good about observing important anniversaries (never forget a birthday or my wedding anniversary) but yesterday one almost slipped by me.   Which is surprising, since I literally can’t get it out of my head. Yesterday, at about … Continue reading

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