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One Sweet Fatherly Gesture

A short true story about Love’s hand piercing the veil of Alzheimer’s

His large, square, freckled hands almost deftly opened the small “Brownie Bites” wrapper. I had got it started for him, worried that my 88-year-old father couldn’t manage the strength needed to get the initial tear going. I watched as he pulled apart the opening at the seam and reached in with his…



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Marijke McCandless

Marijke McCandless is an awareness practitioner, playfulness instigator and award-winning writer. Her recipe? Listen. Play. Write.