Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Hello world!

I visit my 96-year old grandmother on the weekends in the nursing home.  Her mind was sharp until about 5 years ago — now she has trouble finding her words.  Not sure whether it’s Alzheimer’s or dementia, at this stage in her life it makes no difference.

I often wonder whether my mind will stay sharp as long as hers has, since I always had occasional trouble finding my words, especially when distracted or tired — a constant source of amusement for my family.  Not particularly surprising, as I have little practice expressing myself: I am an introvert and a listener, and rarely communicate at length.  But I did notice that when I joined a mailing list and started expressing my ideas more often, that I improved — much in writing, and even a bit orally.

So this blog is a way for me to practice expressing myself.  I plan to contribute something on the days I am not overly busy — wonder how long that will last…

June 6, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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