March 19, 2017

This is the first of two “five year” posts I’ll write in the next three weeks. It’s been five years since my father died after a too-brief battle with glioblastoma multiforme. For some reason, it’s hitting me harder this year than the last couple. I don’t know if it’s because my life was in such…

December 9, 2015

Today you should be turning sixty-six. It seems like way more than four years since I got to tell you happy birthday. The last time – way back in 2011 – I bought you Stephen King’s 1963 and a coffee mug that said “Grandfather” in anticipation of you assuming that status in the next few…

March 20, 2015

I have a ridiculously weird memory. I can remember all sorts of things in very great detail and generally lacking even a nodding acquaintanceship with useful information. You need names and dates and locations of people involved in something that happened 1 or 5 or 20 or 100 or 1000 years ago? Give me a…

December 9, 2014

Happy birthday, Dad. Today you would’ve been 65. So old. Ha! I finished NaNoWriMo again this year. The website still lists you as one of my writing buddies. You always will be. I got a new tattoo over Thanksgiving. I know you’d be thrilled. I’m planning on shopping the first book in my series in…

October 29, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I would do NaNoWriMo this year to help me get back into some good writing habits. I did it (and won!) in 2005, and then gave further attempts in 2006 & 2007 (although I didn’t finish those years), and then I kind of just fell off the…

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