For 15 years, Robert Tell was his widowed Mom's caregiver as her mind and personality disappeared into the fog of dementia. He tells the tale with compassion and humor in this full length, fast moving memoir. His lesson: Caregiver burnout can be helped. Laugh and cry with him as he takes away her car keys, helps her move into tiny quarters with all her furniture, tries to undo mismanagement of her finances, and refuses to promise never to put her into a nursing home.
"keeping it real"
The Witch of Maple Park is compelling fiction inspired by a true story. The True Story: On Christmas Eve, 1843, on Staten Island, N.Y., Emeline Houseman and her baby are gruesomely axe murdered and dismembered. Her sister-in-law, Polly Bodine is accused of the crime and branded "The Witch of Staten Island." The New Story: On Christmas Eve, 1993, in a Detroit suburb, Kathy Black Marlowe, a blind jazz singer and her dog, are similarly axe murdered and dismembered. Her sister-in-law, Polly Marlowe, is accused of the killing and branded "The Witch of Maple Park."
In 2121, Dr. Moss Leder flees across Canada one-heart pounding step ahead of his ruthless enemies. Climate change is destroying civilization. Primitive bands of dehumanized squatters roam the Earth and kill for scarce drinking water. Leder's innovative time booth holds the key to the planet's renewal. Leder's nemesis, R. Faro Bradshaw, and his greedy political cronies are exposed. They control the black market in fresh water. Fearing that Leder's scheme will destroy their business model, they try to stop him.