This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Friday, July 19, 2013


Well, the Barkley Pontree blog is over but fear not.  All three years of my mental wanderings, rantings, and ponderings are now available in a new Kindle book called Folie A Deux by Dick Lane.

Here is the link:


I want to thank everyone who read the blog while I struggled through the years taking care of my dad as he slowly died from Alzheimer's.  Now all those tears, laughs and memories are captured in the book.  Yes, I did edit the book, I didn't think anyone would want to read my analysis of the 33,403 republican debates for example.

It was difficult going back through those years to put together the book.  I THINK I caught all the spelling errors.

Anyways, thank you again for reading and thank you ahead of time for buying the book. Please tell your friends and anyone you know who is care taking, thinking of being a caretaker, or was a caretaker.  It's about Alzheimer's, our medical system and how old people are treated, and a child doing the right thing.  It should make you laugh, it should make you cry, and I hope it makes you think.

Oh yea, this is my favorite picture of my dad and me.  It was taken in our driveway right after I graduated from college and left for Texas.  If you look real close, you can see my black Opel Manta in the garage!  That was a long time ago.

Signing off:

Dick Lane