I'm trying to find a way to track everything I read. I've tried paper journals, LibraryThing, GoodReads, etc. Paper journals end up getting list or forgotten, and the online services have too many features. I just want a simple list. So, I'm going to try to start writing up an entry here every month. This… Continue reading November/December Reads
It was one year ago today that we lost my father-in-law, Charlie, to lung cancer. It was fast, confusing, distressing, heartbreaking, and a whole host of things. Charlie and I had a strange relationship. When Caroline and I first started dating, I was this hulking, quiet, bear of a guy that was suddenly in his… Continue reading Memories on May the Fourth
Down: I had therapy this morning with my new therapist. Unfortunately, this morning is the last session with this therapist. There's something missing from the sessions and I'm convinced there's no way to fix it. Up: I finished a short story. Drafted it by hand and I approximate that it comes to about 1,500 words (it… Continue reading The Ups and Downs of a Day
Today would've been my mother's 55th birthday. She was born on September 30th, 1959. She passed away on February 23rd, 1994, from cancer. I miss her every day. Mom, I hope when you look down from on high, you approve of what you see. I love you, I miss you, and I hope I make… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mom!
One of the things I've been doing a lot more is cooking at home. I used to use my pain disorder as an excuse to not cook, and since I'm the primary cook in the house, that would mean we would end up ordering or eating out often. As you may imagine, this can be… Continue reading Family, Cooking, a Chili Recipe
Do you believe in karma? I do. One year ago, I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii. I did and while I was there, Caroline and the girls came down with severe cases of the stomach flu. Caroline is right now in Hawaii, likely sleeping off the timezone changes. I had the pleasure of… Continue reading Karma
Man, I can't believe it has been four years. Next month, Ellie turns four. Hard to believe. At the same time, something about it just feels right. I've done a lot of different things over the years for "work;" tech support, fast food worker, general grunt work, computer sales, software engineering, and various other stuff.… Continue reading Fatherhood After Four Years