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  1. One Show, Many Dogs

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    July 18, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    OR HOW A GOOD IDEA MAKES BEST FRIENDS On a recent Saturday, last Saturday, every good dog in the Portland area met …
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  2. When You Care

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    June 25, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    When you care about something, you can pretend it’s not about you.  But it is.  You choose to care. When …
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  3. You vs Parkinson’s In The Octagon

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    December 3, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The fight you don’t want, but you don’t make the schedule. This is a fight everyone loses.  You didn’t ask for …
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  4. Is Blogging Real? Is Wrestling Real?

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    August 18, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    The following comes from Mark Palmer, the college wrestling writer for examiner.com and intermat.com. Tap the links below and you’ll …
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  5. Medically Sound Coaching

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    July 2, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    FOR PARKINSON’S My oldest son Tyler saw my approach to dealing with his grandfather’s Parkinson’s and called it ‘not medically …
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  6. PARKINSON’S COACH

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    June 30, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    shakeittillwemakeit.com I participated in my children’s’ sports and didn’t go crazy.  After one season watching kindergarten rec league soccer from the …
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  7. The Company You Keep

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    November 20, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    A pack of wolves.  A herd of deer.  Birds of a feather flocking together.  They hang together just like people.  People of …
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  8. Wrestling Powers

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    November 17, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    IT ALWAYS MATTERS The man in the hospital bed was not the man who gave his step-daughter to me at our wedding.  The …
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  9. The Cycle

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    November 13, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WITH GENTLE CARE Ask any family caregiver who’s gone for the cycle to recall their best memory.  Just one.  If they cared …
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  10. Love Means Caring

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    November 12, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    AND THE OTHER WAY AROUND The family caregiver rolls through the day with a partner if their loved one is married.  It’s a sandwich …
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  11. Applied Caregiving

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    November 9, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    IN A WORLD OF HURT   What is the common response when asked “How are you?” Most agree that, “Fine.  How …
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  12. Falling Through Option Gaps

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    November 2, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHERE IT SHOWS, WHERE IT DOESN’T Football on television always shows the sidelines of the winners and the losers.  Look closely and …
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  13. Care Views

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    October 30, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU DON’T What You See:  In a grocery store juice aisle a middle aged man hands two quarts of V-8 …
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  14. Morning Formation

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    CHECK DOWN   The VA hospital asks a few things of its patients.  One is showing up.  If you’re a …
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  15. The Grip

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    ONE APPROACH   Family caregiving benefits two people, the loved one and the caregiver.  Everyone else gets to watch. What …
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  16. Tattle Tale Heart

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    October 10, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Beatin’ Ain’t Cheatin’     1. Does a family caregiver install air conditioning in the front room of their house …
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  17. Care In Many Colors, pt.3

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    October 8, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    GOLD   We all like winners.  It’s a cruel judgment on everyone else who makes an effort that we only …
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  18. Care In Many Colors, pt.2

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    October 6, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    RED, WHITE, AND BLUE Family caregivers are a selfish lot.  They never leave well enough alone.  If there’s a better …
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  19. Care In Many Colors, pt.1

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    October 4, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    Shine A Light   People without family caregiving experience in their lives see it in shades of gray instead of the …
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  20. In The Stands

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    October 3, 2009 by David Gillaspie

    CAREGIVER WRESTLING MATCHES   The word caregiver strikes fear into the bravest hearts.  It shouldn’t.  It’s a word combining two cheery …
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