Your Voice – from our Parkinson’s Community

Your Voice is a forum for letters or articles submitted to the Parkinson Center by people in the Parkinson’s community. When we are passed on informative articles or experiences, we will post it here. Please add your thoughts and comments!


  • Wherefores and Whys

    I stopped in at the PSCKY office last week to see how Erika was doing with the move and to scavenge any supplies we might be able to use for our TKO boxing class. Ever the organizer Erika had already sorted everything into 3 categories – Keep, Sell and Toss/Recycle. In fact, the Recycler was busy hauling old documents, folders, mailers, etc. out to his ... Read more...

  • Life Before PD by Jim Isom

    My wife and I have had a very exciting and active life BP. We have continued with our lives pretty normally, until the Covid 19 Virus came on the scene. I have been an active Missionary with Youth With A Mission and it’s University of the Nations. I have been teaching on addictions and Family Systems through out much of the world. We have had the opportunity to teach and train students from ... Read more...

  • Jim Bradshaw’s message to his fellow Warriors

    A great message from our battlin’ Brit – Jim Bradshaw.

    Good afternoon fellow warriors. I hope your day is going as well as can be hoped. Here in Kentucky we are enjoying a (brief) respite from the heat and humidity, it was 67 F when I took Bess (the dog) for a walk – or rather she took me. It is a source of never-ending frustration to me that, as a former Paratrooper used ... Read more...

  • Start Spreading the News

    Start Spreading the News by Steve Walsh

    After reading Bill Reed’s account of his travels to China I was reminded of my business trips to Japan in the early 90’s. At the time I was working for Mazda in what would later become a Ford/Mazda joint venture. As part of the JV we conducted semi-annual business meetings (1 in the US and 1 in Japan) where we negotiated roles and responsibilities, as well as ... Read more...

  • The King of the Cowboys by Dennis Whittington


    My Meeting with the “King of the Cowboys”

    By: Dennis Whittington

    A few months ago our friend, Steve Walsh, started this journalistic endeavor to help PD patients hold onto our fleeting memories and share some of the best ones with our friends. I wrote about my meeting with former President Ronald Reagan and actor, Jimmy Stewart. After I finished that article, however, I realized there was another ... Read more...

  • Living in Malaysia



    My husband, Larry, was a professor at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany for thirty-five years. In the fall of 1987, he came home and asked if I would like to live in Malaysia for a year. (If you can remember, this was a time when very few people had a home computer, cell phones had not been introduced, and most people had very limited geographical knowledge about our world.) ... Read more...

  • My China Adventure by Bill Reed

    My China Adventure by Bill Reed

    I made my first trip to China in the late 1980’s as a retail buyer. In 2004 I started my own company with a Taiwanese partner named Archie, who I had a relationship with as a buyer from previous business dealings. He owned a furniture factory in China. We developed a ... Read more...

  • Meeting the Gipper by Dennis Whittington

    Meeting the Gipper
    by Dennis Whittington
    When I was a young journalist, Ronald Reagan came to town as he campaigned for the 1976 presidential election. Standing on the town square in Lenoir, NC the sun ... Read more...
  • My Lunch with Mr. Tiger

                                        Lunch with Mr. Tiger
    It was a cold February day in Batavia Ohio. Piles of snow ringed the parking lots outside the Ford transmission plant where I worked as a perishable tooling analyst. It could have been just another late winter’s day but ... Read more...

  • First Day of Meeting My Teacher

    David Schimmell
    Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshop – Evansville
    March 17, 2019


    Before I tell you about my first day of school, I’d like to tell you about the first day I met my teacher. Having a week or so before school would begin, the first graders “to be” were getting registered in the school cafeteria of Christ the King Parochial School. Once that was taken care of, Mom and I walked up ... Read more...

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