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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #11: Easy does it…

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #11: Easy does it…

I invited my father-in-law to watch Mission of Honour, a 2018 film about Polish fighter pilots who helped the RAF defeat the German air force. It was not long before I realized that he could not keep up… He was not following the dialogue, the jokes or really the plot...

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Dan’s Covid-19 blog #10: Labour of love

Dan’s Covid-19 blog #10: Labour of love

There's an old Christian song rattling around in my mind today, particularly these two lines: "We'll guard each one's dignity and save each one's pride, and they'll know we are Christians by our love…" If ever there was a by-line for my care of my father-in-law it is...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #8: Gratitude for medical support

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #8: Gratitude for medical support

In this time of Covish, slogging along as a caregiver to a vulnerable father-in-law, I remind myself regularly of just how blessed I am. I do this based on the model of what a Jewish son said his elderly mom always said whenever he complained about something. She...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #7: Simmering

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #7: Simmering

Mount Etna, Sicily 2018 Like a big pot on a stove full to the brim, I am simmering ready to splurch and splatter here and there. Recently I got a flash of insight, a glance into myself when the veil lifted for a second and I saw this ancient simmering stew of...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #6: Alcohol and Covishness

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #6: Alcohol and Covishness

More notes from a Covid-19 Caregiver's journey... Boy am I shaky this morning. Fortunately my pulse is okay (which means no arrhythmia) even if my chest is fluttery with free floating anxiety. The last two nights I must confess I have had a fair bit of scotch -...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #4: Hawking and spitting

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #4: Hawking and spitting

More notes from a Covid-19 Caregiver's journey...  Something pretty crucial, a turning point of sorts, has been dawning on me lately. But I'm not going to make the same mistake I made with my mother-in-law, the now deceased beloved partner of 60 odd years. Let me...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #3: A good day today

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #3: A good day today

Notes from a Covid-19 Caregiver's journey... On our walk today. my father-in-law and I agreed that the sky looked like God's pen in his ink well, ready for Him to sign off on the glorious sunny day He has given us. Earlier as I drove my wife over to her temporary...

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Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #2: The joys of gazebos

Dan’s Covid-19 Blog #2: The joys of gazebos

The gazebo is ready...the furniture out... Notes from a Covid-19 Caregiver's journey... I felt this big push to get the gazebo set up on the back deck for my father-in-law and so on Sunday a couple of weeks ago I did. As I reflected afterwards on the “why” for this...

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