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Jeneva Stone
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Busily Seeking, Redux
Busily Seeking, Redux

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Happiness Project (or some such thing)
Summer 2009: E Half her lifetime ago, my daughter was nine. That may have been the summer she broke my heart just a little, the way children always will. We were driving to Vermont to visit my parents at their house on Lake Champlain. Somewhere on the New J...
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Patience & the Wheelchair
The DME vendor & Rob's nurse puzzle over the right adjustments Ordering wheelchairs for Robert has taught me patience. Over his 21 years, he has had five total, each a different color. He doesn't like giving them away, which is understandable as each has be...
Patience & the Wheelchair
Patience & the Wheelchair
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Warrior Rob
Still Life: Rob sleeping & my crutches So. I broke a bone in my foot. I don't know precisely how this happened. It's one of those caregiver things: your body suddenly says, "what now!" and your health hits the pause button. I couldn't explain this to the ER...
Warrior Rob
Warrior Rob
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Robert Might Could
Day by day, this summer levitates. The sun shines, the skies open for rain, thunder rumbles. The tomato plants in my garden dwarf all the others. Everything in my life feels on hold while this particular summer unfolds. Rob riding the summer school bus My m...
Robert Might Could
Robert Might Could
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Adulting--So Hard To Do
Robert, at 9 months, attempting to uncork a wine bottle: A teen rebel from the start A week ago, my daughter asked me when I knew I'd become an adult. We were sitting out back, near my garden, the one I've taken such pride this summer in planting and nurtur...
Adulting--So Hard To Do
Adulting--So Hard To Do
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Happiness, Imperfect
Some years ago, a life insurance ad ran on TV often. In it, a woman of, oh, probably 85 or 90, looked up at the camera and said, "When I get up in the morning, I can choose to be happy or unhappy. I choose to be happy." Made sense to me, although I must say...
Happiness, Imperfect
Happiness, Imperfect
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Oh, Beautiful Chaos
I've found it difficult to write over the last few months. Both of my children graduated from high school, the magic of Robert staying in school under the IDEA until 21. Robert attended Walt Whitman High School, and my daughter attended Bethesda Chevy Chase...
Oh, Beautiful Chaos
Oh, Beautiful Chaos
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Ongoingness: Of Tasks & Roses
These last months, life has been a jumbled mess, as though the calendar itself, the neat grid, had separated the days into boxes and let those drop off the page. Each box of a day has been overloaded with tasks, both happy and stressful. In addition to cele...
Ongoingness: Of Tasks & Roses
Ongoingness: Of Tasks & Roses
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Caregiving: Jammed
Here's a fancy typewriter, all screwed up Anyone remember manual or electric typewriters? Especially manual typewriters. Or typing tests? I could type close to 90 words per minute, which means I could sustain that speed while making only 5 errors--or was it...
Caregiving: Jammed
Caregiving: Jammed
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Georgetown Hospital & Robert: A Photo Essay
Hospital hallway and art The last week and a half has found Robert hospitalized with what appeared to have been a fast-moving infection, characterized by a dangerously high fever (105 F) and heart rate (166). As with all things Robert, interpreting, underst...
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