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, September 20, 2013


I'd like to give a shout out to Doug and Joe Hagmann for having me on their radio show last night.  It was my first live radio interview and I had a blast.  Doug did a great job keeping me focused and from going off on tangents, as my millions of imaginary readers know I'm prone to do, and Joe asked some great questions, though I did notice I seemed to have interrupted him about four times and I do feel bad about that.

And lordy, do I talk loud!  Must have been a habit I acquired caring for my dad who was pretty much deaf.

Or maybe he was pretty much deaf because I talked so loud?  Discuss.

Here is a link to the show last night.  I come on just after the one hour mark.  I guess it went well, they held me over into the third hour for about 20 minutes, which is cool.


And tomorrow morning, your humble author will be on Steel on Steel with John Loeffler!

Special thanks to Mitch Santell for finding me and working to get me on the Hagmann's show!

Let the good times roll
Many a mile to go before you close your eyes
And rest your weary soul

Savour all the laughter
Outside the dark clouds form
No-one knows what will come after here tonight
In the calm before the storm

Even when the winds are sailing
And you are lost out on uncharted seas
The compass of your heart won’t fail you now,
Because it was made for times like these

Easy does it darling
Let your hair down to the morn
Many loved ones are together here tonight
In the calm before the storm

Eliza Gilkyson