Hearing Her Voice

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 […]

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Farewell, Ray Manzarek

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 […]

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Tell Mother…I Feel Fine.

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 […]

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Without a Rope

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 […]

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In Remembrance of My Dad

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 […]

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