When I started this, I was unsure of the value of such a series for the readers. After all, most of my peers are dealing with similar issues. Many of them know more than I do about caring for a parent. I felt the series was mostly just to chronicle and explore this "right turn" I took in my life 5 years ago and to put some sense to it in my mind. Certainly comments were not necessary, I thought in my little vacuum. It's mostly for me, after all.
Well, I think I have changed my mind.
I have received many wonderful comments by email. And my email is always open to those who want to continue to share privately. But to improve ease of conversing, I am putting the comment feature back on this going forward.
The series continues in my mind to be mostly a me "venture" :-) ... but it may also be of help to others who are walking this same road.
It is just nice to know we are not alone.