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A few months ago I got some unusual mail. It wasn't the mail itself that was unusual, they were two pieces of junk mail advertising life insurance from the same company. What was unusual was the word that was handwritten above my address on each piece of mail. The word was 'DIE'.
The mail in my building is put into mailboxes in the lobby, one for each tenant. Some pieces of mail that won't fit in the mailbox are sorted by a door person. These weren't particularly large…Continue
Yesterday I turned 60, (kind of how an over-ripe banana turns), but I made it.
I got a bunch of messages on Facebook from people I haven't seen in 40+
years. People I went to grammar school and high school with. It was good
read their messages.
One message that surprised me was a reply on Twitter to a message I
sent. Here are my message and the reply:…Continue
I guess the older I get, (and I'll be 60 on Nov. 13), the more cynical I have become.
The fact that the only two people who ever loved me unconditionally are gone
probably has a lot to do with this.
Then there are other people who say they 'love' me, yet they are on a new campaign
to put me in a nursing home. Why now? Because they are planning to retire to
Europe and feel that would be best for me. When my Mom was here, she was able
After the confrontation between 'C' and my brother and other relatives, 'C' was forced into returning
my Mother's jewelry. Some of the pieces still missing, but I was unaware of this, and didn't care, my
Mom having passed just a week before. 'C' had the disgusting gall to call me in the midst of my mourning
to make me promise to sell her a specific piece of jewelry if I did decide to sell any, her voice
shaking with rage. I think I promised to do it just…Continue
I need to share what some of my relatives have been doing to me since my Mother
passed, even though I am embarrassed to admit I have these people in my family.
I'm hoping some of you can give me some perspective on this.
I have three aunts who are my Mother's sisters, living near me. One lives in my
building, two live in the highrise across the street. When my Mom had the stroke,
and had just been admitted to the hospital, she called me to…Continue
I hope everyone who celebrates the 4th is having a good one, and
that everyone who isn't celebrating is doing well.
I got some kind messages from NatureJunkie wondering where
I've been and if I'm ok. I haven't really been anywhere, except
maybe more depressed lately over my health issues, financial
struggles, worries about how long I'll be able to afford living
in my condo, etc. Maybe the unveiling for my Mom set…Continue
Some Final Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden …a letter from Michael Moore
"The Nazis killed tens of MILLIONS. They got a trial. Why? Because we're not like them. We're Americans. We roll different." – Michael Moore in an interview last week
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Last week, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise and killed Osama bin Laden. Well he didn't actually do the killing himself. It was carried…
Yesterday, May 1, 2011, was the unveiling at the cemetary for
the writing on the stone that she shares with my Father.
I wrote and spoke the eulogy, which expresses just a little
of who she was, and my love for her.
I would like to share it with my friends here:
"My Mother often told me about how she and her family came to the United States. She
told me that a lawyer who lived in her family's home town in Hungary…
It may be difficult to see Roger Ebert this way, but it is also very
positive and shows another way that technology can help us all.
Amazing live feed of a Momma bald eagle laying on eggs soon to hatch!
Last week was the 17th anniversary of my Dad's passing. It was also one year
since my Mom passed. I also signed the order to have the lettering done
for my Mom on the monument she shares with my Dad. In a few weeks
we will have the unveiling.
I am trying my best to get through the days. When my Mother passed, I
heard someone say it's a "new normal". I know what they meant, but
I'm afraid that's a little simplistic. I'm still angry…Continue
Michael Moore speaks at rally.
Clips from this Billy Joel Q&A in 1996 have been popping up on FB lately. I was
a photojournalist at the time and took stills at the event. A favorite memory ;)
<p><a href="http://vimeo.com/20438977">Billy Joel Q&A</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/photo2010">photo2010</a> on <a…Continue
Thursday 12/30/2010, marked the last day you could get a roll of Kodachrome film
processed. The only store that was still processing Kodachrome was Dwayne's Photo
in Parsons, Kansas.
While this may mean nothing to those born in the digital age of photography, it is
a great loss to oldtimer professional photogaphers like yours truly. I only wish
I had shot more pictures on Kodachrome.
I've posted some links below that discuss the end of an…Continue