June, 2010

Alzheimer’s and Mom

Monday, June 28th, 2010

I called my Mom this afternoon, her husband answered, he handed the phone to Mom.  I told her I was David, as I always do.

“I’m David, your son.”  Silence.  “Hi, Mom.  It’s David.  Your son.  I wanted to say hello.”  Silence.  

“Ah,” Mom said. Silence. “Ah - lo.”

“Yes, Hello,” I said.  Silence.  “Hello, Mom, it’s David.”  Silence. 

“Hel…,” Mom said. 

“Yes, hello Mom.”  Silence.  

“Hel… lo?” Mom said. 

“Hello, Mom.” 


“Yes, Mom, Hello, it’s David.”

copyright, 2010

NBA Champs - LA Lakers

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

What a game.  Not only did you win but you entertained.  That is the point of everything.  So. Cal. is still the center of the Universe - and Hillcrest, California is buzzing right now. 

3rd Quake in 3 Days

Monday, June 14th, 2010

I’m sitting in my office chair on the 2nd floor - around 8:20 pm PDT, suddenly the room pushes forward, then springs back.  The ceiling fan shakes.  Then another jolt, this one felt like a kick.  Luke and I met each other at the front door.  Nothing more.  We decided to definitely up date our preparedness kit, if we can find it, otherwise we start a new one.  Basically, if all else fails, I can jump out of any window in this house and be just fine.  So can Luke.   

Mandela Quote from Jean Flynn

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Thanks to Jean Flynn in Montana for the following quote from Nelson Mandela on his Inauguration Day, 1994.  And Congrats to Jean Flynn. . . 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you NOT to be?
You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the World.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give
Other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates

- copyright, 1994, by Nelson Mandela.