As my dad’s memories fade due to Alzheimer’s disease, the list of things that still stick with him gets increasingly shorter. My mom’s name is frequently on his lips, even though she passed on a year ago. His service dog, Mr. Jackson, is still his key companion and, even when he can’t remember his name, he looks for “the dog.” And he still knows the 10th Mountain Division, with whom he served in World War II as they drove the Nazis and Mussolini out of Italy. Being a veteran is one of the few things that Dad still identifies with.
Here's some good news for the tech-challenged! No matter how many travel apps you have on your smartphone, they can't replace the kind of serendipity you'll find when you follow your gut.
Oh, right-I've got this blog to write. Sorry, I'm not really all here; my brain and heart are still somewhere in Italy, which is where I've been for the past two weeks.
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