Year: 2015

FIGURING STUFF OUT

I have a routine now that summer is over. I walk each morning with my friend Talla. We solve all the world’s problems in that one hour each day! After the walk, I head to the YMCA to row. The

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OUR JOURNEY

A good night’s rest? Through this journey with Barry suffering from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and our money worries, people ask me if I have a hard time sleeping. Actually, there have been very few nights since our troubles began when

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BARRY’S JOURNEY – One Cheese Burger Too Many…

No, I am really not trying to kill you Barry. After staying in Red Wing for the month of October, I hit the ground running in November. I had three out-of-town speaking engagements along with Barry’s birthday on Nov. 3.

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HIKE SIXTY-ONE

Barn Bluff Red Wing hike with FTD friends While I was staying at the Anderson Center, three people from my frontotemporal dementia (FTD) support group in Minneapolis traveled to Red Wing to hike with me. It was really fun to

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NANCY’S JOURNEY

A month away I was sad when I returned home from my wonderful month of October in Red Wing, Minn. Fitting with my mood, the sky has been grey for the last two days. I was awarded the Capstone Fellowship

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BARRY’S JOURNEY – John

CALLING BARRY JOHN My husband Barry has been at his care center for just over a year now — but it seems like forever. It’s still hard to believe that he is there for the rest of his life. I

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MY JOURNEY – Alone

Alone in a crowd I have noticed after this summer of hiking that I never feel lonely up north. You would think I would feel lonely, tramping around in the woods all by myself. I have spent days without talking

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MY JOURNEY

I am a hypocrite I have been irritated for a long time with old friends who do not want to see Barry as he is now. They have told me they want to keep the memory of how he was

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HIKES FIFTY-EIGHT, FIFTY-NINE AND SIXTY

The summer of Nancy My family kept asking, “You’re going up north, again?”  I replied, “Yes, because I’ve decided this is The Summer of Nancy!” My instincts sent me up north a lot this summer of 2015. I needed time

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HIKE FIFTY-SEVEN

The art of the doodle This August, my family and I stayed at Lutsen Mountain on the North Shore for a few days. We had a great time with our two busy little ones, Charlotte and Lilly. We enjoyed the

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