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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 […]

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About these sketches

All of the incidents that happen in these sketches are true except for the one I think might have happened but didn’t: the throwing of the corn flakes. It’s true that the woman who wears two completely different outfits a day has a fight at every meal. It’s also true that she enter the dinning […]

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Scene from Speghetti Western

It really was a memorable night in the dispensary waiting room last night. I can never get the timing right. I try to get down there when it’s empty so I can go right in and get my night meds. At 8 pm the place is usually empty, but last night the Mets were playing […]