Archive for the 'Family' Category

Darkness visible

Published on 14 June 2007

The father of one of my closest friends died last night after having survived something like a year and a half with cancer. Of course I am brought back to my own father’s passing, as well as the rapid and horrific death of my father in-law, who died of cancer (can it be?) over a […]

Memorial Night

Published on 28 May 2007

May has been difficult. I had food poisoning on my birthday. The 13th was my parents’ anniversary. The 22nd was my father’s birthday. And Memorial Day weekend will forever be conjoined with the Indy 500 and my dad’s love for the race he grew up watching. More than once, as a kid, I was put […]

Merry Christmas, you beautiful old Building and Loan

Published on 24 December 2006

It’s been a nice Christmas Eve, despite slicing deep into two fingerpads while washing a food processor swirlyblade. I’m thankful that we didn’t have to spend tonight in the emergency room and that my cyclist fellow keeps gauze in his first aid kit.
We ate sizzling marinated baked tofu, with garlicky sauteed kale and tahini dressing, […]

Dia de los muertos

Published on 1 November 2006

If I could only express how stunned and humbled and grateful I am for all the kindness and goodwill from my friends, family, coworkers, and total strangers, I think I’d feel better. I have so much going through my mind at all hours of the day and night, but it’s probably better not to regurgitate […]

The constant hurt

Published on 27 October 2006

My dad died.
It was sudden and absolutely unexpected.
A cerebral hemorrhage.
I’ll never be able to hug him again.
Talk to him again.
He won’t get to travel with my mom, or enjoy the rewards of the work and hell and pain they both went through when he had both knees replaced and worked so incredibly hard in rehab […]