Now for something different

I recently reconnected with my old friend Bruce Sheane, who was his mother’s primary caregiver when she was dying of cancer about 15 years ago. I wasn’t in his position, thank God, but the endless trainwreck with lawyers and courts and powers of attorney was draining in a different way. I had a good talk with Bruce about the situation, and about my recent spell of slug-brain syndrome. I said that my brain had been in crisis mode so long, now that the crisis was over it had no idea what to do with itself and I was just sitting there stunned. He said that was exactly what he went through; which is reassuring.

Since I cannot brain in any effective way (I can’t even speech the parts of identify, let alone them in put correct the order), I have been binge-watching old TV shows with my writer antennae activated, and seeing what I can learn. In particular I have been watching a lot of M*A*S*H, and have picked up some interesting (to me) ideas from it. I’m thinking of setting some of them down in the form of blog posts, just to keep my hand in while the brain de-stuns itself (and the estate gets sorted out).

What do the Loyal 3.6 think?


  1. Pellegri says:

    I think I actually reside outside the Loyal 3.6, but I would surely be interested.

  2. Well, this reader is glad to hear you’ve been in post-crisis mode, instead of having fallen ill yourself or been hit by a car or some other from-a-fevered-mind’s-imagination additional tragedy.
    As always, glad to read whatever you write, even if I can’t find anything to add.

  3. Andrew Parrish says:

    Pleased. I love MASH. 🙂

  4. Sounds fascinating!

  5. I’m not part of the 3.6 either, as I had to type my details in. But I say go for it! I’m sure your brain will de-slug given time. Meanwhile treat yourself kindly and have small treats.

    Last year I filled in elaborate forms (UK – US may be different) to allow the offspring to assume power of attorney the moment I lose my marbles. The thought of the effort and money this might save her is a comfort whenever my cogs appear to be slipping…

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