Monthly Archive: October 2014


Sometimes all you need is a good extension cord.

In the past eleven months I’ve lost my father to suicide, my grandmother to time, my house to dreadful laws regarding homeowner’s associations in my state.  It’s been a banner year boys and girls. You know what, though?  Sometimes you need extremes in one direction to make the other direction...


I saw my grandmother today – probably for the last time.

I grew up knowing three of my grandparents: Grandma and Tata (mom’s side) and Mommer (dad’s side).  My grandfather on my dad’s side passed away when I was very young, so I have no memory of him to speak of. Mommer was a grand southern lady.  She passed away when...


Worst Year Ever, but who cares? Also: Thank Yous galore.

I remember when I was a teenager and I would act full of angst and suffering – I grew up when grunge rock was cool – and I’d get upset about things that seemed (at least to me at the time) like the world was ending.  My dad would, from time to...