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Apericena

In Northern Italy the bars of Milan and Turin are alive in the early evening with young people, frequently college students,  enthusiastically socializing and enjoying an "Aperitivo" and a meal, substantial enough to be called a light…
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World Alzheimer's Day - 9/21/18

Maria Shriver interviews Dr. Rudy Tanzi on The Today Show, 9/21/18.  Click link to view.   https://www.today.com/video/neuroscientist-answers-pressing-alzheimer-s-questions-1325895235648?v=railb&icid=recommended
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The Fantastic Voyage

A thoughtful recollection from John Ratliff. Thank you, John, for dedicating yourself to helping others. The Fantastic Voyage So yesterday I got my annual eye exam and once again was very fortunate to learn that, more or less, all is well…
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Hurricane Party

As I introduce this wonderful short story by John Ratliff, I simply hope and pray that everyone in our extended Memory Matters family is safe and taking the necessary steps to remain so with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas. All…
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Ripples

Sometimes we pause and meditate in our busy lives. We might be prayerful or we might just sit quietly and contemplate everything around us, the beauty of the earth, sky, and creatures great and small living among us. Diversity is everywhere…
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Twins

I recently wrote about our Compass program and the desire for the participants to find their North Star. In other words, direction in their lives. "Dick" has really blossomed of late and is quietly enjoying moments like the one John Ratliff…
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Labor Day

  A happy story from our volunteer John Ratliff: Labor Day One of our favorite places to perform is the Seabrook’s Fraser Health Center. Just before Christmas last year the Fraser’s activity director, our dear friend Melissa,…
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Compass

Hi, from Volunteer Mike, with a reflection on a typical day in the Compass program. To those who are contemplating joining us, be like my Grandson, please seize the day! ******** Compass. It’s for those seeking their North Star and…
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First Day

  Amélie did much better than survive her first day in a new school, but I sense that Dad (JW) was just a tad anxious! The first day at a new school, the first day at a new job, or simply the first time…
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6’2,195 lbs

Old Geezer on a Bike I originally asked JW for a photo depicting some energetic activity or even better, a Tour de France quality shot of himself racing through the French Alps at the head of the peloton and preferably wearing a yellow…