I cried all the way home from San Diego. Monday morning I learned of the death of Tom Magliozzi, one of the beloved brothers on NPR's "Car Talk" show. News reports said he died of complications from Alzheimer's. Monday afternoon I spent with my 86-year-old mother, who is seven years into her own Alzheimer's journey.
Every Monday I drive to San Diego from my home in LA to spend a day or two with Mom. Most weeks are fine -- I take her to doctor's appointments, take her out to eat, take her shopping, and sometimes just take her for a drive.