Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

The question is, can Aster and her team unravel the scroll’s mystery in time to save the planet?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Robert Sells
Science Fiction
Worthington spearheads the First Contact Team to unravel a message
from an alien race. “The Lambdons” promise free energy if
humanity builds a few special robots and downloads their message into
a super computer to direct construction of the fusion reactor. An
excited world agrees and builds a massive structure called the Dome
to house the alien enterprise.


years later, there’s no “free energy” and strange things happen
in and around the Dome. Aster and her colleagues mount an expedition
under the protection of Army Rangers to investigate the interior.
Instead of friendly aliens, they discover hordes of deadly
intelligent humanoids with insect-like characteristics.


the military team is brutally murdered by the Lambdons, the
scientists scatter. It’s soon apparent that the Lambdons intend to
take over the planet using biological warfare. The only hope for
humanity lies with a two-thousand year old scroll hidden by the
church. The question is, can Aster and her team unravel the scroll’s
mystery in time to save the planet?


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attended college at Ohio Wesleyan where I struggled with physics.
Having made so many mistakes in college with physics, there weren’t
too many left to make and I did quite well at graduate school at
I worked for nearly
twenty years at Choate Rosemary Hall, an exclusive boarding school in
the heart of Connecticut. More often than not, students arrived in
limousines. There was a wooded area by the upper athletic fields
where I would take my children for a walk. There, under a large oak
tree, stories about the elves would be weaved into the surrounding
Returning to my home
town to help with a father struggling with Alzheimer’s, the only
job open was at a prison. There I taught an entirely different
clientele whose only interaction with limousines was stealing them. A
year later Alfred State College hired me to teach physics. I happily
taught there for over ten years. A rural, low income high school
needed a physics teacher and the superintendent, a friend, begged me
to help out. So, I am finishing my teaching career in a most
fulfilling way… helping kids who would otherwise not have access to
a qualified physics (and math) teacher.
My wife pestered me
about putting to “pen” some of the stories which I had created
for the children and other relatives. I started thinking about a
young boy and a white deer, connected, yet apart. Ideas were shuffled
together, characters created and the result was the Return of the
White Deer. This book was published by the Martin Sisters.
Years ago I gave a
lecture on evolution. What, I wondered, would be the next step? Right
away I realized that silicon ‘life’ had considerable advantages
over mortal man. Later this idea emerged as the exciting and
disturbing story called Reap the Whirlwind, my most recent novel.
I have many other
stories inside my mind, fermenting, patiently waiting for the pen to
give them breath. Perhaps someday I will even write about those elves
which still inhabit the woods in the heart of Connecticut.
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How to care for a loved one at home…

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The Family Caregiver’s Guide


Caring for a loved one at home. What’s really involved? And what does it mean for your family and future? Tens of millions of Americans have had these questions and more as they prepare for this unsettling yet necessary task. The Family Caregiver’s Guide fills in the gaps, connecting the dots between research and real life.


Drawing on the author’s extensive caregiving experience, this book provides strategies to care for your loved one, inside and out, as well as for yourself—including how to use your natural skills in your new role, and which skills you may need to add. You’ll discover how to set up your home for caregiving, including a safety checklist, equipment suggestions, and words you should know. And for those days that are more than a handful, you’ll find positive affirmations, a section on facing and Smart Steps at the end of each chapter, in case you need guidance in a hurry. Caregiving has both rewards and challenges. But through it all, you’ll discover what’s most important—that caregiving is love in action.


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Harriet Hodgson has been a freelance writer for 37 years and is the author of 35 books, including eight grief resources. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and Minnesota Coalition for Grief Education and Support. Hodgson writes for The Caregiver Space Website, Open to Hope Foundation website, and The Grief Toolbox website. She has appeared on more than 185 talk shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN. A popular speaker, Hodgson has given presentations at public health, Alzheimer’s, bereavement, and caregiving conferences. Please visit for more information about this busy author, grandmother, and caregiver.



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Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story by Marianne Kasica Sciucco an Interview

Friday, February 28th, 2014

An Interview of Marianne Kasica Sciucco a clean read.

Marianne, how has your family background affected your writing?

According to my mom, when I was in first grade I came home from school one day and announced I was quitting because I’d been going for three weeks and still could not read or write.  My parents valued books and reading and we always had books in our house.  Our living room had built in bookshelves stuffed with all kinds of books: novels, encyclopedias, and a huge dictionary.  My father was a big reader.  He always had a book at hand.  He used to bring me to the library and we’d check out a huge stack.  I liked his company, and reading was a way to share something special with him.  Sadly, (more…)