Spectacular Sunset!

Spectacular Sunset by Susan Farese, SJF Communications November 25, 2014 A few  thoughts on the absolutely magnificent sunset tonight!   Such a spectacular sunset At the end of a busy day How in the world to describe it? Such vivid colors convey! * The spectrum of hues A panoramic view Magnificent, yes, Chance... to begin anew. * This … Continue reading Spectacular Sunset!

Caregiver: A Poem

   Dedicated to Caregivers of Dear Ones with Alzheimer's, Memory Disorders and Dementia, Past, Present & Future   (I wrote this poem in March, 1993 at the "Caregiver Day" Seminar at The Barrington, a Senior Living/ Assisted Living Facility in Largo Florida and presented it to the audience in honor of Caregivers. I wrote it from … Continue reading Caregiver: A Poem

The 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge!

Have you heard about this fun exercise on Facebook? It's called the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge Here are some of the links: (hashtag) #5dayblackandwhitechallenge or (usernames) @5dayblackandwhitechallenge. https://www.facebook.com/groups/448932725245612/   Think of it as a "visual chain letter"! I saw it on the status thread the first week of November, 2014 from a great NY … Continue reading The 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge!

In Honor of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: “Ann’s Zest Ends”

Grandma Ann Dear SJF Communications Blog Followers and Visitors,  I wrote the poem "Ann's Zest Ends" one evening in 1991, shortly after seeing the highly acclaimed film "Awakenings"   http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099077/combined  with my husband. During the movie, which starred the late (and great) Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro, I was in tears. It dawned on me … Continue reading In Honor of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: “Ann’s Zest Ends”

The Day Room at Night: A Haiku

The Day Room at Night: A Haiku   By Susan Farese, MSN, RN, Veteran (former MAJ) Army Nurse Corps SJF Communications  October, 2014   (Inspired by many late night chats with soldiers ...as a nurse on night shift)       Always on night shift Out of bed to the day room Anxiety plus.   … Continue reading The Day Room at Night: A Haiku