Here is a link to my interview with Deborah Kan on “being patient.” The show was podcast live. The link takes you to a transcription. The transcription page has the video link in it–just scroll down on “being patient’s” website.
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Cheryl’s cooking and nutrition summer camp comes too late for Doña Quixote’s brain health, but is perfectly timed for your brainy tweens and teens
Since I was diagnosed with microvascular disease, many people have told me about one or another supplement, diet, or miracle cure purported to slow down dementia or even reverse it. On the scientific front, however, no evidence has been found “that any vitamin or mineral supplementation strategy for cognitively healthy adults in mid- or late […]
Gerda is having a live talk with “Being Patient Alzheimer’s” TODAY April 23 at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST on their Facebook page.
Log in via Facebook to access the call: Click here to find the interview on Facebook Live at the times listed below. If you have a life and cannot listen today at 7 p.m. EST/5 p.m. Mountain Time/4 p.m. PST, you can listen to it later as a podcast. I will send that link when it’s […]
I am going to play who/what/where/when/how to explain how this invitation to speak came about: Who: You already know it’s me presenting. Accompanied, as usual, by Doña Quixote. And of course Peter, without whom there would me much more Doña Quixote and far less me. What: In the two years since my book’s publication, I […]
Featured art: Near Miss, Jack Davis (2017) When it comes to lost and found, I have had four major near misses in my life. All four relate to losing my handbag and/or money in public places with many strangers milling around. Clearly the kind of lapses for which I now blame Doña Quixote have been […]
At DF Dance Studio, Peter — his black shirt and pants bedecked with a red tie — walks onto the stage with his team, Fuego (Fire). His lissom dance partner, “the lady in red, she in the chile con carne red,brilliant as the shine of a pepper crimson in the summer sun,…crimson arrow amidst the […]
Military metaphors vs Stockholm Syndrome: fighting Doña Quixote, aka my dementia, or cozying up to her?
It’s been a while since I last posted a blog. Blame Doña Quixote. Afrikaans has a crass but apt expression when it comes to how I feel toward the Doña lately: more than once during the past months I’ve told her, “Jy maak my tiete lam,” or, “You make my tits droop.” So what has […]
Says Sissy Spacek, “I read a book called Memory’s Last Breath”—part of her research for Castle Rock’s “The Queen”
Last week, my editor at Hachette, Paul Whitlatch, sent me a note saying, “I just noticed that the actress Sissy Spacek mentioned the book (and calls you “brilliant”) in this New York Magazine piece!” To say I’m no movie buff is an overstatement, but even I have heard of Sissy Spacek! Given my deficient memory, […]
Memory’s Last Breath is a finalist in Utah’s 2018 15 Bytes Book Awards, Gerda reads at Sam Weller’s on October 18
For the past 6 years, 15 Bytes, “Utah’s Art Magazine,” has offered literary awards for adult fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The 15 Bytes Book Awards are the only statewide literary book award for professional, independently published books that appeared in the previous year. Three guest, Utah-based, judges were tasked with ranking nominations based on […]
While I am of course sad for RadioWest that their excellent work did not win, I think that Frontline’s entry, The Last Generation, presents a very necessary education on global warming and sea-level rising. Thanks so much, everybody, for your enthusiasm for and support of RadioWest’s entry, “Gerda.” About the winner, The Last Generation: “What is […]