I don’t think people realize chronic illnesses can kill just as readily as the terminal ones. Their quality of life just gets so bad they suicide. So, yeah, I nearly died this past year (pro tip: “When you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Churchill). The biggest tragedy is when strong, emotionally competent people … More When the Strong Break
I was chatting with a fella the other night, asking him about how he met his girlfriend (I’m always fascinated by the myriad of ways people come together and fall in love) and he followed up by asking me: What about you, you’re unpartnered right now? Unpartnered… I’d never heard the term before and found … More Solitude, Singlehood, and Social Interaction
“Dad! What are you doing on the roof? Get down from there!” Jesus. I hold the ladder steady as he works his way down. As soon as I can reach him I hold him steady too. 84 years old. “What were you thinking? You know your balance is no good anymore, you could have broken … More Day 76 – Get Down From There!
This one’s for you mama…. My mom spent her working years as a nurse. A member of that noble-hearted profession of caregivers, nurturers, comforters of the ailing. My mother also has a rather warped sense of humour. To this day, if you ask her how my dad broke his toe (something that happened well over … More Day 72 – Florence Frickin’ Nightingale
Sitting at the supper table with my brother Laughing ’til we can’t breathe Thirty years Thousands of miles Some things never change