What should be done with my corpse?
I’m remembering an old B.C. comic strip: B.C.: What was I before I was what I was, and what will I be when I’m not? Peter: You were what you were before you are what you are, and you will be what you ain’t. That makes sense, sort of. It doesn’t explain anything, but it’s…
Is marriage naturally better the second time around?
Our next-door neighbor Suzanne passed away unexpectedly six days ago. On Monday she was complaining about her gut hurting. On Tuesday she had a four-hour surgery to try to repair an intestinal blockage. She moved from surgery to critical care. On Wednesday afternoon she was dead, her husband Bill became a widower and everyone on…
Happy Fathers Day to me
This year for the first time in my life there is no father to call. No father to send a card to. No father to give an unneeded tie to either. So today has become something of a bummer of a holiday for me. Yet it is a bridge we all must pass in time…