Using the tools of improv to deal with Alzheimer's


From a great This American Life segment:

Chana Joffe: Step into their world was a familiar phrase to Karen from the many nights she had spent doing improv comedy. She and her husband are actors. Step into their world is a mantra in improv. You walk on stage, another actor says something,…

This is exactly how we helped my Dad. I just didn’t realize we were using improv! Especially when he would ask where Mom was…she had died just weeks before but he would keep forgetting. The rest of the family would keep reminding him she had died which would upset him terribly—we kept trying to explain to them to just go with where he was. We didn’t lie but we also didn’t keep reminding him if the worst thing that he could imagine happening.

The sea always filled her with longing, though for what she was never sure.

- Cornelia Funke, Inkheart (via viage)

Lovely quote.

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I don’t know half of these bit the half I do know are spot on

These are perfect….

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It's OK To Do Wrong Things...But Don't Try And Defend It


Me: Hello Corndog!

Corndog: AGH! Don’t Eat Me! I’m terrible for the environment and you’d be contributing to a system that will lead to the ultimate destruction of trillions of dollars in infrastructure!



Look…basically every time I spend money on a…

"The idea that every one of your actions and behaviors could fit perfectly with your values system seems completely impossible to me."

The above quote pretty much sums up being an adult in my book. Doesn’t mean you don’t try—just means you need to remember there’s a lot of grey areas in living. Also priorities! And finally cut yourselves some slack.

Don’t let yourself feel worthless: often through life you will really be at your worst when you seem to think best of yourself; and don’t worry about losing your personality, as you persist in calling it: at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 p.m.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise (via wordsnquotes)

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We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
Roxane Gay

This right here is the definition of comments.

- http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Bad-Feminist-Roxane-Gay/?isbn=9780062282712

If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers … becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It’s like eating candy for the soul.

And I sometimes have a hard time understanding how people who don’t have that in their lives make it through the day.
David Foster Wallace

- http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/11/david-foster-wallace-quack-this-way/

Only one step, and my deep misery would be beatitude.
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge


China’s Communist Party says dogs are a menace to “social peace and harmony”


China’s Communist Party says dogs are a menace to “social peace and harmony”



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