Speaking Swahili with Beezlebub

Dear Readers, Many years ago (25 to be exact), when I was studying Swahili in Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I had a recurring dream in which I would call my father and only be able to speak in that language. I understood his English, but I could only answer in Swahili. I think…

Linens and Things

Dear Readers, Last night as my son laid down to go to sleep, I covered him with a mohair blanket that my Nana made at least 50 years ago. I said he was being watched over by the memory and skill of his great-grandmother. When he woke up this morning, he said that he had…

Colombian Alzheimer’s Families Travel to Arizona/The Linen Project Commences

Dear Us, Some of the heirs to their Colombian families’ rare mutation of the Alzheimer’s gene recently traveled to the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix for neuro-imaging——-the first step in brand new clinical trials for more promising treatments in the war against this insidious disease. Channel Four News of England tells the story in this…