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The Long Road to Empathy

It’s good when our experiences lead us to understanding others. Perhaps even better when we manifest empathy although we haven’t already walked the same path. Continue reading

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Empathy and the Golden Rule

Until I experienced the loneliness of losing my hearing, I never thought about what my dad went through. Continue reading

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Pride and Self-Prejudice

If life was fair, you’d never have to choose between getting hearing aids or getting a new bass boat. Suck it up, buttercup! Continue reading

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No Joking Matter

In his eighties, Dad joked “I used to tell people I was hard of hearing; now I’m just plain deaf.” Dealing with my own hearing loss now, I’m not sure he really thought it was all that funny… Continue reading

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Things Change

Even with advanced dementia, there is still poignancy in a visit with my ninety-eight-year-old mother. Continue reading

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