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Castle Home

She comes in every 1/2 hour or so to see if I have any garbage. If I’m napping or sleeping in my underwear, she tells me that there isn’t enough garbage to take. I turn on my bed to ignore her. Can I do the dishes, she asks. Now I have to wake up and […]

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Thank You Note

I feel very grateful this morning to the strangers and friends who’ve helped me get through this rough patch of life. The actual (non-virtual) friends who always arrive with various foods usually from Trader Joe’s on the Upper West Side and the web friends (Bill W. for example) and (Ruth) who’ve dropped $10 in the […]

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Beck Returns

I’m back. Back at the Castle, whatever I was calling this place. The Mac Mouse with batteries had corroded while I was away. Spent last two days sneezing, coughing and cleaning the inside of the mouse. Everyone here has a cold. I went down to the3 “Wellness Center” to get an expectorant and was told […]

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Dangerous Rollater

Once upon a time, in the Castle Vista, the dining room, which was the pride and joy of the owners as it overlooked Central Park, had chairs and tables that made it simple for Beck to get up from. Then they decided, of all the things they could spend money on: a real gym, more […]

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Analyze This

The real problem here, is that there are simply too many beings with dementia of some kind. I suspect that this is the major issue in most institutions dealing with the elderly. The second related issue is that “Patient Assistants” simply don’t know the basics of how to deal with these people, especially the more […]

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Ghosts in the House Part III

I know it’s been a few days since the last posts. But I had a wealth of information, and/or gossip come my way about the spooky “help me,” voice I was hearing. If I remember, the last episode ended with me confronting one of the night staff . The blue coats that wander around, mostly […]