Friday, February 12, 2016


I will likely need to take a small break from writing. 

My Dad finally died last night—right after my last visit.

Thursday, he didn’t recognize me.  The damned disease finally took that, too.

I feel an incredible mixture of relief, pain, grief…and calm.

There is this undercurrent of feeling incredibly old, and in the next moment more like a lost kid.

There is much that needs to be done with my family.  I will be with them.  Mostly.

 But I love this family of readers…

Thank you for understanding.

If I have the time, I will repost a few encounters from the early years of the blog.


  1. Take your time. This is a definite case of family first. We'll be happy when you return, ready to share again.

  2. So sorry to hear about your dad. I know exactly what you are feeling -- I've been there myself. Condolences to you and your family -- if you think of it, please convey my sympathy to your brother as well.

    Paul, NYC

  3. So sorry for your loss. I hope you will be comforted by wonderful memories.

  4. Very saddened by your loss. Love ya lots so no expectations here for reposts unless you need a distraction or a friendly ear. [big community hug]

  5. Oh my, I m sorry for your loss...hugs

  6. My deepest condolences, to you and yours.

    Be gentle with yourself and with your family. In grief, things may be said that hurt unintentionally. I've been there. Once upon a time I thought I understood the magnitude of death and loss; then I lost my father and realized I understood nothing. As much as we think we're prepared, this is a time we often find out otherwise.

    I will be holding you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please take as much time as you need and return to us when the grief lessens.

  8. So sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and your family! Sending a big hug to you!

  9. Condolences on your loss Sir - Jack & Joey

  10. My deepest condolences. Really sorry for your loss. - Doug