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Deborah Shouse
Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor and creativity catalyst. Deborah writes a weekly love story column for the Kansas City Star Magazine. She is the author of Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey (Central Recovery Press Nov 2013.) Deborah focuses on finding the gifts, blessings and connections in the care partner’s journey through Alzheimer’s.

Originally, Deborah self-published and used the book as a catalyst to raise more than $80,000 for Alzheimer’s programs and research. She will continue donate a portion of her proceeds to Alzheimer’s.

Deborah and her partner Ron Zoglin have performed her writings for audiences in the United States, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, Puerto Rico, England, Ireland, Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, Turkey, Ecuador, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

To learn more about Deborah’s work, visit her blog
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Entries by Deborah Shouse

Bringing Home the Gravy

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 7:09 PM


Thanksgiving changed the year I went vegetarian. I did not mind giving up the tender, moist turkey or the savory oyster-specked stuffing. But giving up the flavorful flow of mushroom-laden gravy was quite another thing. I watched enviously as my family ladled...

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The Ringing of Freedom

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 10:34 AM


When I was growing up, in the 1950s, the 4th of July was a true day of freedom. We had a huge family picnic at our relative's house. The festivities included a swimming pool and in a neighborhood without fences, which meant we...

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An Insider's Look at True Love: Kismet Trumps a Difficult Diagnosis

(2) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 5:40 PM

The date was going better than Charlie Miller, age 60, could have ever imagined. It was March 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. and Charlie was sitting across from a beautiful woman in a in a midtown coffee shop, talking about life. Just a month earlier, his best friend had burst...

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Appreciating The Faces of Love

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM

The canoe slips through the narrow passageway just as the sun touches the water. As we round a corner, we spot a black-capped heron, poised for fishing, elegant with its delicate feathery head plume, powdery blue beak and long ivory body. He stares at us for a moment and then...

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