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A letter to my dad’s care facility

Mi papa Hi all,  If you are dealing with a nursing home or care facility right now, it is MADDENING. The officiousness and bureaucratese and fear of liability can make you question your own sanity. I wrote an email to my dad's care facility today. I'm putting it below...

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 11: Apocalypse Garbage

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 11: Apocalypse Garbage

Yesterday, I woke up, poured a couple mugs of coffee down my throat, and, in a rare bout of self-control, went outside for a jog before I checked my phone or email for news about the world and my dad. My dad's in a memory care facility in Boston where he is in the...

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 9

The good news is I wrote a thing for The Nervous Breakdown about how awesome blogs are. I'm tired of professionalism. I'm tired of millennialism. I want the real right now. I want details right now. I want to be grounded. And for whatever weird reason, blogs are what...

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 7: My Apocalypse Outfit

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 7: My Apocalypse Outfit

So my dad's care facility just announced that a patient on his floor died of COVID yesterday, and they aren't letting my stepmom or anyone have a Zoom meeting with him until the 31st, and they told me on the day my quarantine would've ended that my sister, stepmom,...

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 6: Super Creepy Piñata Head

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 6: Super Creepy Piñata Head

Got an email from my dad's memory care facility last night that a worker tested positive. This is ... not ideal. I'm realizing that all of my posts are starting off with "I went for a jog this morning" because this is the highlight of my day. Well, that and watching...

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 5: Hill Street Blues

My Fifth Apocalypse, Day 5: Hill Street Blues

This morning, I got myself ready to run, knowing I'd go by the LA Fire/National Guard facility which is on the way to Elysian Park, and guessing I'd see something unsettling there. I ran down, enjoying the clean air even though I was right next to the freeway, bracing...