St. Alice in Her Laboratory

December 20, 2012

The photograph of Alice and k.d. lang, enlarged and framed, now sits on Alice’s desk. A few staff members have seen it and have spread the word to other residents and staff alike. Several people now want to touch the hand of the woman who touched k.d. lang. Her apartment may turn into the Lourdes of The Place.St. Alice

Meanwhile, Christmas cards and presents are coming in.

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Alice Digs in Her Heels

August 15, 2012

Yesterday, Alice received a message from her 80-something second cousin. We’ll call this woman Lucille. It caused Alice such concern that she forwarded the message to me.  Read the rest of this entry »

Snake Boy

April 22, 2012

Last week Alice read Water for Elephants. When she handed me the book to take back to the library, she said, “I wish I knew more about the time my father was in the circus.”

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