This is not a maudlin blog. It’s no laborious tour through conflicting emotions and a plea for online sympathy. This is a simple reflection about my mother, about whom I’ve not written in too long. I know that personal pieces like this expose some of my inner thoughts to people who don’t deserve them, but […]Read more "16 Years Without Mom"
My father died two years ago as of this writing. I’ve written about him before. I miss him just as much today as I did then. I glance at his picture in my sanctum, black-and-white, as he measures some piece of something in a workshop at Ma Bell. That signature small smile he’d get on […]Read more "On The Second Anniversary of My Father’s Death"
Today marks 14 years since my mother, Sheila, shuffled into memory. In that time I’ve wondered and complained, I’ve gnashed proverbial teeth and pondered the pain of losing her. Over time I came to peace with it, at least as much as can be, and am grateful now for the love I knew. Blunting things […]Read more "14 Years Without Mom"
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"
A break from my regular nonsense for one of those important memories. I’m not going to recount the entire story in a fresh writing—I am happy to provide a link to the copied MySpace post that I wrote O, so many years ago—but today is that special day when I remind myself that it wasn’t […]Read more "My Annual Post to Remind Myself I Almost Wasn’t Here"
Brief one tonight because I’m still kind of reeling from something that happened last night. While putting my second kid to bed, a ritual which for both requires a minimum of 5 minutes of snuggling after getting ready for sleep, we started talking to each other. This isn’t odd in and of itself, and it […]Read more "The Sensitive Heart"
I meant to publish this a while back, but work has been soul-crushing lately and so I never got to make it good enough to publish. So I’ve come back and polished it for you…the people. You may recall last spring when I took it pretty hard that I messed up my elbow and dropped […]Read more "The Dark Knight Triumphant: The Mudder Recap"