Tag Archives: misconceptions

It’s About Much More Than Picking Up Pencils…

Joshua Gorenflo is one of my current caregivers. He doesn’t fit the mold of who I usually hire.  He is 29 years old and married to a wonderful woman named Jenny.  He has a degree in Christian ministry.  He is … Continue reading

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Protected: I Respectfully Disagree

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A Little More Faith

The most disheartening thing is that it keeps happening. A few days ago, there was a knock at my door, and I opened it to an unexpected visitor.  The gentleman seemed nice enough.  Went through the usual initial questions.  I … Continue reading

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A Price to Pay

It started out like any other day.  I got up and began my morning routine.  Washed my face, brushed my teeth, made myself  some toast, and then I sat down at my computer.  My ritual is to check email first, … Continue reading

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Taking A Stand

I was frustrated to no end. I got a call on Thursday afternoon from my mother.  I was out and about getting my hair cut and running errands, so she left a message on my cell. “Call me back as … Continue reading

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I Am Not!

When I had a salesman come to my house this evening, I was prepared for a pitch.  I was prepared for him to tell me why he thought what he was selling was necessary for my life.  I was ready … Continue reading

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