One of Those Places

One of Those Places

Quality long term care—regardless of the category—should be an automatic public expectation. There should only be two kinds of providers: The EXCELLENT and the NON-EXISTENT. Not the perfect—the care you give in your home to a loved one isn’t perfect. In recent days,...
The Hallowed Ground of Caregiving

The Hallowed Ground of Caregiving

Let’s talk about what I think may be the most important “labor” in the world—caregiving, whether paid or volunteer. a labor of love! Did you know: 70% of us will need care—most of us will be caregivers AND receivers! 80% of nursing home care goes on in family homes;...
WISDOM OF THE AGES

WISDOM OF THE AGES

“Perseverance produces character; character, hope; and hope never disappoints us.” -St. Paul in Romans March 26, 2020 “Washington is NOT your problem. It’s where you send your problems when you elect them.” -Larry Minnix March 23, 2020...

THE AVONDALE CLASS OF ’65 REUNION- PREBITS

The Avondale High School Class of 1965 is nationally unheralded but I am confident is the best graduating class in America for that decade by any measure: size, sports championships, SAT scores, musical talent, cheerleading, admissions to Ivy League schools and Dekalb...

How Old is Old?

My Avondale High School Class of ’65 has a close-knit circle of longstanding friends. Our Queen Mother that coordinates communications among the 600 plus classmates is Kay Connelly, who edits a weekly class newsletter called “A-MAIL.”. It relives...
The Era of Inspiration

The Era of Inspiration

Diffey, Kathy, and Steve are the three Wise People that would show up at the manger today bearing gifts of wisdom for the Baby Jesus and his earthly parents… All three continue to do so for all of us. My wife, Kathleen, is another inspirational source to me-...
Where there’s a WILL, there’s a WAY!

Where there’s a WILL, there’s a WAY!

My wife Kathleen and I put the Wesley Woods Foundation in our wills. WHY?? Gratitude We spent 28 years of our lives as part of Wesley Woods. My late mother was an early volunteer and continued as one throughout her adult life. She lived there for four years and read...
Book review – Kenn B.

Book review – Kenn B.

Your book Hallowed Ground was received on Saturday and read over the holiday. It was thoroughly enjoyed; definitely relatable; oftentimes humorous and without a doubt on point in its message. Although I am not a religious individual there was an identifiable message...
Barriers to Successful Aging

Barriers to Successful Aging

Our second Decatur First Methodist “Cafe” series on successful aging was last night. The topic was “Barriers to Successful Aging.” Participants are eager to share their stories, ask for help, and learn from each other. I laid out for the major...