"He's bonkers," they used to say of someone with insanity. In WW I, "He's blighty," they would refer to a soldier with shell shock. Some call it mental illness, PTSD, dementia, early-onset dementia, or Alzheimer's. Whatever society calls it, we feel that something is not right about someone's words and behavior. "Have you lost your mind?" we say when something is not connecting the way the rest of us feel like it ought to connect. Or the way it used to connect. BECOMING A CHILD AGAIN In the last years of his life, my father-in-law slowly, incrementally, lost his mind. Once a can-do-anything man, an ironworker, certified to weld every ore on the planet, developed Alzheimer's and has since p
Douglas Bond, author of more than thirty books, father of six, and grandfather of six--and counting. He is Director for the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, two-time Grace Award finalist, adjunct instructor in Church history, recent advisory member to the national committee for Reformed University Fellowship, award-winning teacher, speaker at conferences, and leader of Church history tours in Europe. Full profile
"The Resistance is quite a work. I read it in one sitting--all the way through. Bond has an extraordinary ability to capture the nature of minds at war. All the ambiguities. All the inhumanities. All the stress of war and flying, the camaraderie, the sense of responsibility--brilliant throughout."
Marvin Padgett, Executive Director
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