Tuesday, September 25, 2007

looking for yucks in all the wrong places

in yesterday's post I alluded to the fact that my attention is mainly focused these days on completing a little research project. the topic concerns 'folks dying in nursing homes' -the purpose of the project is to add to the efforts out there going toward improving end-of-life care. I always like to pepper presentations with humorous graphics (what good is a powerpoint presentation if it doesn't have some comics or humorous pictures to break up the dry text?) last night I went to google images in search of a comic or another image that somehow expresses the old "denial isn't just a river in egypt" - but I unfortunately struck out. I'm finding it's hard to find something suitable in the humor department with this topic - so far this is all I've come up with. if there's a talented cartoon doodler out there and you get inspired to sketch up a funny image regarding 'denial' and want to zip it off to me via cyberspace don't let me dissuade you! of course I need it to by wednesday night! I'm happy to trade some homemade chocolate chip cookies for a toon! (that is next time if you're in cleveland or if you have a domestic mailing address). yes, the end is near......

3 comments:

Laney said...

THAT would get a laugh outta me....a guilty little one, but it is funny...but I'm not gone/going yet!

Junk Thief said...

My father spent the last two months of his life last year in a nursing home, and he had amazingly compassionate and thorough care. I was amazed at the quality of staffing and dedication down to the orderlies. Any need was taken care of in seconds and without any questioning. I don't know how unique our experience was, but it proved to be nothing like the horror we'd feared.

kimy said...

laney - I know exactly what you mean!

jt - it's so good that your pop was in a good place. fortunately there are lots of wonderful places nursing homes around - unfortunately there are still places that live much to be desired. I'm glad your nightmares were never realized. it's a very difficult decision and process families and individuals take on when they enter the world of 'long-term care'