Tag Archives: Family

Sometimes Life Happens, Part One: Death.

My grandfather died in August. At the end, it was not unexpected. It gets that way when someone passes the 90-year mark, and he was 92-years old. I held his hand a few days before he stopped breathing. He was … Continue reading

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Grandfather update plus another death in the family and it’s really hot (Updated 11pm)

My grandfather’s youngest brother died Friday morning. It wasn’t a surprise. My granduncle had a stroke last week, which led to the heart attack on Friday. But he had been… ‘damaged’ for a couple of years. He lost most of … Continue reading

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I waited forty-two years for someone to take this photo

I could stare at this photo for days. Maybe longer. Last week my girlfriend and I got tired of being stuck in our little village. So, while her oldest son was with his father on their court-mandated visit, the two … Continue reading

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The time my grandfather taught me how to build a dam

When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the top of one … Continue reading

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My daughter gets her gravestone

I don’t believe there’s an ‘afterlife’. I believe this is it, there is nothing after. I do believe we are made of atoms. We are a collection of pieces that makes us each unique. Other than how they’re grouped together, … Continue reading

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Days from his ninetieth birthday my grandfather has to start all over again

We’re celebrating my grandfather’s ninetieth birthday this week. I’m having a hard time believing we’ll be doing it for ninety-one next year. There was a fire recently that left him and my grandmother homeless. At the moment the most likely … Continue reading

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