“Even if writers become immortal, books must end,…”

Trudy Heeb photo montage

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

Editing the second book in my series of six “Sophie and Sam” mysteries, this phrase is meaningful in a practical sense.  I am about three-thousand words over my self-imposed limit.  The longer the book, the more it will cost, and I am determined to keep a paperback under $15,

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Do you dread Assisted Living?

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My friend Trudy, an astonishingly productive artist, is now resigned to the fate of going into a retirement “home” to get the help she needs to deal with Parkinson’s Disease.  She has had in-home caregivers part time up until now, but needs less responsibility and more security.

The problem

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Memory loss is simply maturation.

MOXIECOSMOS SAYS…

Evan Kligman, M.D., who started AgeWell, a membership program of activities related to his practice of Integrative Medicine, is delightfully positive about the process of getting old. A couple of weeks ago, at the first of his summer informal talks with patients (one of the many perks), he explained that when age-related memory

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We learn how to breathe.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

“Look, Ma, no splash” got some comments, including one from a Certified Nurse Assistant.  Not  many people in health care know about Aqua Therapy.  This morning I asked my instructor why that is, and she said it wasn’t until the Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute got started about four years ago that

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We had the best guide.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

If you want to start fishing at age 72, I recommend a guide.  We took Max (16) and Emilie (11) to central Wisconsin, along with their parents, to a family reunion.  The kids and I wanted to go out on the local waters and try casting for muskellunge – or something smaller,

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