Monthly Archives: March 2016

Why is she taking her clothes off????

A friend of mine was a matron on the dementia ward of a senior’s home. One day she was designated a new client; the woman was disturbing the clients on the ward she was on before. She had a habit … Continue reading

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White cross, black cross – and both had a mother…

All we wanted was to ask directions to the hiking trail. Instead, Jean-Charles filled our heads with intimate stories of his family and village during the Second World War. The Alsace side of the story is rarely properly told, he … Continue reading

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Stories to challenge, Stories to understand – answer to Blog challenge: write a manifesto

Juliet works hard to make her handicapped son Mapalo more independent. “Not long ago, she says, she was trying to teach him to feed himself with a spoon. Mapalo put his hands behind his back. Juliet got angry, shouted at … Continue reading

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Views from an Injured Brain

Originally posted on Nick Verron:
? I talk predominantly about issues I’ve experienced. Although my situation is very unique, I have come to realise that the resulting issues I’ve faced are shared by many. I would very much like to…

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Perseverance pays for Zambian village woman who graduates from Grade 12

She’d thought she was dull, Loveness told me, because she hadn’t passed her Grade nine exams. That was the end of her formal schooling. She married a farmer, and ended up living in a Zambian village. It wasn’t until her … Continue reading

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