The Crooked Path is an ongoing observation of the joys and challenges of life, occasionally focusing on living well in defiance of early-onset Parkinson’s disease.  The author, Corey King, was diagnosed with PD at age 47 and views himself as entitled to an opinion about the disease, but has viewpoints and opinions about many other things and is not shy about writing them down.

You’ve been warned.   It’s out of my hands now.

Copyright Corey D. King.  All rights reserved.

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  1. Garrett McAuliffe

    I have almost finished Walking with Parkinson. It has been one of the most powerful and empowering experiences I have had in my nine year journey with Parkinson’s. Such an honest, brave approach. It has helped me enourmously. Especially the defiance/rebellion stance. I have succumbed to fear and duscouragement for the past few years, seeing my former life slipping away. I yearn for acceptance of my disease, which is a talk order for an incurable, progressive condition. But somehow while reading your book I have found a new fighting spirit. I even accept the apathy that comes with it. And I’ve always been on fire to learn, love, and engage. I will plow on defiantly with newfound determination and dare I say courage? My teammates are writings like yours (such as Perky Parky’s blog), my fellow Rock Steady Boxers, some heroes and role models like Michael J. Fox, and a mindfulness practice supported by a counselor. Of course I have loving friends and family but I need the “inside word” so that the journey is not so lonely. I am trying to continue to work as a professor while my leg jumps in class,I can’t type some times, and simple concentration is difficult and increases my symptoms. So here’s to us all, persisting not only enduring. Facing our disabilities and our abilities honestly, without regret or despair but defiance and determination. Thanks.


  2. Jean

    Hi Corey. I just finished reading your book “Crooked Path”. It was a great book! I am 73 and have been diagnosed with PD since April of 2014. I reallly enjoyed reading about your conversion to Christianity. I sat on pins and needles for a long time waiting for you to finally believe in Jesus as your Saviior. I truly believe that is the absolute most insportant thing anyone nerds to do during their lifetime here on earth. You have a great sense of humor and I loved the funnies you said from time to time. I must say though that you scared me with your description of times of being off and the problems when you were.
    Did you do the Rock Steady Boxing? I think I remember you saying that you did. I attended the latest SA Moves seminar a few weeks ago. THat was the best day I have had with any of the seminars yet because of all of the questions that were asked and could be asked. You spoke very well and I thought you looked great. Is it because of the boxing you were able to do so well? I hope you will address the questions and answer me.
    Jean Dase


  3. Jim Atwell

    Hello, friend Corey! A friend called your book to my attention because its title and subject matter are similar to mine. Four years ago, Square Circle Press published my “Wobbling Home, a Spiritual Walk with Parkinson’s.” Holy crap! What fascinating parallel in experience! And differences, too. I’m 75, a retired professor and academic dean, hit by first symptoms seven years ago. A Quaker for 45 years, I’ve been spared much of the compulsive intellectual scab-picking that goes with trying for a rational crash-through to Infinite Love. Quakers begin and end their search inside themselves, realizing that that ache in there is really a homing signal: “Our hearts are made for Thee, O God, and cannot rest until they rest in Thee.” (That’s a really old voice: Augustine of Hippo,far closer to Christ’s time than to our own.) I loved your book, Corey–wise, wry, full of self-deprecating humor. If you’re inclined, take a look at “Wobbling Home” on Amazon. If it rings true to you, I’d love to carry forward with conversation in mutual support. As much as we can, we wobblers on the crooked path should walk arm-in-arm. God bless us both, I say! Jim Atwell

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  4. Kathy in Port Angeles, WA

    Dear Corey,
    I’ve only read a few of your blog postings after stumbling on your blog today but must say I cried good tears of laughter because I so love a good sense of humor and you certainly have one. I am 62-years young and cared for my husband until he died from complications from Parkinson’s. (funny how if the brain no longer tells you how to swallow your life ends shortly thereafter) The only thing that kept me sane was my love for him, my faith in God, my family and my Parkinson’s support group but above all… my sense of humor. God bless you, you are loved by many and please never lose your humor!

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