I love you because …

Few of us ever tell the people we love exactly why we love them. Sure, we may list a few reasons, but we rarely give too much detail.  The same was true of  Janice Kennedy and her sister Sheila Tynan. The fact ...

There at the End

"Being with my mother when she died was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life."  Dorothy Craig - Nursing Home Volunteer "...to be there, offering a calm and deeply caring hand was my joy." Elaine ...

The Last Dance

By Shelley Tincher Buonaiuto Dad was sitting up in the facility’s recliner, awake. His round head on the spindly neck was lifted off the pillow. Unusual.  Mom was sitting beside him. It was in the big day room...

The Story of Our Totem Pole

by Art Maw   Totem Poles tell a story about the tribe, family or a person and our pole is exactly that, a story of events in our lives. (more…)...

Move to a Nursing Home

“Best job I have ever had.  I love it here.”  He is young, early 20s maybe, good looking and stylishly dressed.  He looks like a guy who might work in the music business or something.  “Really?" I said in compl...

How to Build a Giraffe with Wine Corks

My name is Art Maw and Jerome is the name I gave a 6' 2" giraffe (made to scale) I created from various types of wood  and then completely covered in wine corks.   Before considering this project, it may be ...