Thinking about Parkinson’s Disease: What to do next…

By Andean White (Diagnosed May 2008) (This blog is my observations and opinions only) “You have Parkinson’s Disease.” When I’ve talked to other patients diagnosed with PD, they tell me their initial response to the doctor’s declaration was at first, depression, then confirmation, and finally acceptance. After a time, most turned their initial negativity to feelings of optimism. I believe this to be a mixture of what...

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Grandfathers, Dads, and Red Twine

It was the height of tornado season. The sky dark from what had become a single horizon-to-horizon cloud. Grandpa Ed would be buried in four days. Dad and I sorted, opened, trashed, and repackaged some two hundred containers of string pieces, metal oil cans, bolts, screws, tools, pulley systems, fire extinguishers, hubcaps, and the list goes on. Why would someone keep a three-inch length of red twine? Or, a case of twenty-four empty...

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Sunny Side-Up by Kathryn Elizabeth Jones – A Susan Cramer Mystery

Susan Cramer takes a Hawaiian cruise to help her forget about the heated divorce. She meets a man on deck, who collapses in front of her, dead. Susan is a suspect. With her one phone call she contacts the mysterious Henry. Together they must separate fact from fiction and decipher an assortment of half-truths and lies. Sunny Side-Up is well written and well disguised. The ending is a clever surprise. This is the second book of a...

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The Bali Mystery – An intoxicating blend of mystery, missing person, and Moore

Amelia Moore Detective Series by Linda Weaver Clarke The Bali Mystery is the first book in the Amelia Moore Detective Series by Linda Weaver Clarke. Amelia has been finding people for a while, and two years ago hired Rick Bonito. She is a type “A” business first personality. He is a type “B” life first hunk. There relationship is the very definition of opposites attract. The story follows Amelia and Rick to Bali looking for a man that...

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Mystery on the Bayou – Infuse Your Afternoon with Intrigue and Suspense (Book Review)

Mystery on the Bayou by Linda Weaver Clarke is a fun book with several surprises. Honestly, I read it in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon because it is an engaging, well-written story that moves the reader at a comfortable pace. If you like intrigue and mystery, this is a must read. The freshly married Amelia Moore and Rick Bonito are nearing the end of their honeymoon when they take a job to find an adopted son that may have a life-...

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