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Dance like nobody's watching

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      3 comments

Spark inspirations has this video available:
ail.asp?video=142 It's adorable. But what really struck me is the number of people standing around *not* dancing. Peo... Read more


Tuesday, November 04, 2014      8 comments

Mom died just before midnight last night. Talked with all my siblings, cried a lot, got a really bad headache from the crying, and then finally fell asleep. Mom did not want a funeral. But last night I gave her about 12 of them, including o... Read more

It's just one gutpunch after another

Monday, November 03, 2014      7 comments

I spent last week in Montana getting my mother settled into hospice. Today they called to inform me that they expect her to die in the next 36-48 hours. 2014 is completely fired.... Read more

Rebecca, and one appeal for donations

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      2 comments

A year ago, Team Becca participated in the CureSearch Walk. We were a sea of purple, led by a lively and laughing 5-year-old who ran wild on the grass, chasing other children, teasing her uncles, getting tossed in the air and squealing in deligh... Read more

Getting back on track

Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

This summer has been a real challenge between grief and back injury. I lost my inertia, and for the last few weeks just haven't managed to do anything. So I decided that this week was going to be me getting back on track. I got up this mor... Read more

A few thoughts from my trip Italy

Friday, August 15, 2014      3 comments

1. Italians love their dogs. We saw dogs everywhere. Including in restaurants and shops. In Venice, many of them weren't even on leashes, just walking with their owners (no cars, no worry of being hit). And they were almost all well-behaved; onl... Read more

Venn diagrams I'd rather avoid

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

I went water jogging yesterday. I'm water jogging because my back injury prohibits many other activities that will get my heartrate high, including running, biking, the elliptical machine, and, oh, pretty much everything except walking and water... Read more

One out of three...

Sunday, June 29, 2014      4 comments

And here is the tale of my… I was going to say failure, but maybe I should make myself feel better by saying wisdom. I drove an hour and a quarter to the triathlon site. Looking at the lake, I realized that the swim was very long and it reminded... Read more

"Two outta three ain't bad"

Saturday, June 28, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow is my second scheduled triathlon (out of four) of the year. I contacted the organizers and explained my inability to bike but my desire to participate as much as I could. They were wonderfully gracious. So I'm getting up at 5:30 a.m. to... Read more

The beat(ing) goes on....

Thursday, June 26, 2014      5 comments

Steroid shots: insurance coverage denied. I have already called the insurance company, been shunted off to their contractor, and been told that as my examination did not show neurological deterioration, treatment for pain is denied. They h... Read more

So disheartened

Wednesday, June 25, 2014      3 comments

The pain management doctor told me that I needed a steroid shot to the back, and that I was not allowed to ride my bike until he had reevaluated me at least two weeks after that shot. He only does the shots on Wednesdays. I hadn't heard from him... Read more

Back home, trying to get back to normal

Monday, June 23, 2014      3 comments

For almost two weeks, we lived in the home of Rebecca's family. This was incredibly difficult for my back, since they have no chair that begins to provide me with the support and comfort of my own chair. We sat shiva with them for the full seven... Read more


Monday, June 09, 2014      5 comments

We were all with her when the final breath left her body. We cradled her body in our arms and kissed and cuddled her. We helped her mother cut locks of her hair to keep in memory. After she was dressed and laid out, I sat with her and told the s... Read more


Saturday, June 07, 2014      9 comments

Rebecca died at 6:45 this evening. Today was her sixth birthday.... Read more

The long goodbye

Saturday, June 07, 2014      5 comments

We wait, as Rebecca lies still. Her chest rises and falls, her strong heart still beats. This body is ready to run and play. This body is growing and thriving. The tumors in her brain have stolen away consciousness. Soon they will steal... Read more

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