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Debut

Amélie The house was sold out. We waited in our excellent seats for the show to begin. A rush of adrenaline shot through my veins. It was brought on by a nervous anticipation as if I was the single violinist in the orchestra pit…
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The Space In Between

In our busy world, we just don't pause for long enough to "recharge the batteries."  Meditation is one of the five interventions for positive brain wellness taught by Memory Matters. Full details of our educational programs can be…
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Jackson

Goodnight you moonlight ladies Rockabye sweet baby Jackson Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose Won't you let me go down in my dreams And rockabye sweet baby Jackson (with apologies to James Taylor) From John Ratliff Jackson Amélie…
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Nancy's Smile

John Ratliff's essays published here reminded me of  F. Scott Fitzgerald's profound depth of understanding of the best of human relationships. Thursday was family night at Canterfield and they celebrated their first anniversary. John…
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Field Trip

Hi from Volunteer Mike: I can't wait for Christmas when there is magic in the air and when my own Grandchildren visit Memory Matters with me and bring their own high level of magic to the room. As I have oft times said, there is nothing better…
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A Wonderful Life

Michael Mugrage was, by all measures, an exceptional loving kid. He attended May River High School and after a tough fight, he succumbed to a rare form of cancer in September last year. John Ratliff wrote an essay about him entitled “4…
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Morning Ritual

  Morning Ritual Quietly rise, try not to wake her. Close the door softly till I hear the click and reset the thermostat on my way down, lightly step on the stairs without a sound. Rinse the apple, Start the coffee, take…