‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

ENID, Okla. — This Thanksgiving, Sheila Gilbert, of Enid, will be making a drive few would want to make. She'll be driving almost three hours to the Claremore Veterans Center, where her husband, David, is one of 5.7 million Americans living with dementia — a number expected to double over the next two decades. The … Continue reading ‘Good to know your enemy’ — Alzheimer’s caregiver urges others to seek education, support

‘Sesame Street,’ Fred Rogers, and regaining the moral courage of our youth

Anyone with a taste for warm fuzzies should be able to get their fill between this week and next. On Wednesday, the community celebrated World Day of Kindness — a day packed with do-gooding all over town. Sunday evening, the “Sesame Street” 50th anniversary will air on PBS, celebrating a half century of helping children … Continue reading ‘Sesame Street,’ Fred Rogers, and regaining the moral courage of our youth

Tragedy reveals our true nature — but let’s not wait for tragedy

  You don’t have to look far in the news to see tragedy. As humans, we are fascinated with tragedy. Nothing piques the collective interest more than someone else’s suffering. We certainly should learn from tragedy and suffering. But, perhaps our focus should be shifted — or maybe just broadened — to shine light on … Continue reading Tragedy reveals our true nature — but let’s not wait for tragedy