Today has been a full day and of course it is Mother’s Day. It’s easy for me to go maudlin on a day like this, as I’ve documented all too well. There are plenty of other people who don’t dig on days like this as well, and I can’t claim to have a monopoly on […]Read more "Hearing Her Voice"
My father died a year ago as of the publishing of this blog. No matter how you measure the time, it’s both so far and so near. I remember a Metro train on a brisk November night, on my way to check off a own bucket list item: seeing Social Distortion play live. I remember […]Read more "On the First Anniversary of My Dad’s Death"
Look, I’m not a newsdesk. As badly as I wanted to write about Ray Manzarek’s death the day it was announced, I just didn’t have the time to put something together that I would’ve felt was anything but a rush job to make an arbitrary sort of self-deadline. So I’ve spent the day thinking about […]Read more "Farewell, Ray Manzarek"
It’s no secret that I’ve been deeply affected by the death of my father. It still hurts, I haven’t grieved properly and the guy has deserved so much better in terms of tribute he’s received. But that’s not the point of this post, and it’s not for lack of trying. The point is, I’m all […]Read more "Tell Mother…I Feel Fine."
Well, here we are again. I apologize for another one of my prolonged absences, but I’ve had a few things to sort out both practically and emotionally before I was ready to write again. Since it was the topic of my last post and I’ve thought deeply how much it’s changed my life and general […]Read more "Without a Rope"
Very recently my father died. While we’re all still in a bit of shock about it, and we’re working to pick up the pieces, below is the first draft of a eulogy for him. This was delivered, actually, as-is on the occasion of his first memorial service this past weekend. Nothing was changed from when […]Read more "In Remembrance of My Dad"
They’re finally shutting down the old blogs.starwars.com servers, so I’m starting one last big migration of material so that it isn’t lost forever. This one is a personal favorite, dealing with the inability of fanboys (and girls) to “just let go” of popular/favorite characters. It was received both well and poorly depending on different people […]Read more "Flashback Blog: Elvis Dead: Is Elvis Alive?"