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Thursday, July 04, 2019 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

I thought that I would be able to do a daily posting from the AEU Assembly in Tampa.  As the level of activity accelerated on Saturday and Sunday, things happened too fast for me to record them.

I planned to catch up during the five days after the assembly when I was taking care of my brother-in-law Ben, who has frontal lobe dementia, so that Tricia, my sister-in-law, could have a break.  The care-taking was not too difficult but I was too distracted to accomplish much.  We walked on the beach, I cooked and froze meals, Ben binge watched season after season of West Wing.  Being there became a meditation on the fragility of life and the importance of being present.

                               Ben builds a drip sandcastle on the beach.

Now much time has passed and rather than mining my memory and trying to make sense of my notes, I thought that I would leave it to the professionals and share an article on the Assembly written by Emily Newman, a communications staffer for the AEU and AHA.

https://thehumanist.com/commentary/the-freedom-and-beauty-of-assembly-ethical-humanists-strive-to-reclaim-democracy-for-all

Please do check it out.  I found it to be informative and inspiring.

Randy

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