Tag Archives: Death

Sad Reminders

As part of looking ahead at my calendar (something I haven’t done for a few weeks), I came across these two Recurring reminders in the future: Anniversary in two weeks Call Dad: Birthday tomorrow OK then…I won’t have to worry … Continue reading

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Panic and Anxiety

I’ve been more reflective (and prolific) this week. Today I am turning to some things from my past. When I logged on to this laptop for the first time in a while, I found a group of browser tabs from … Continue reading

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Back in North Virginia…where the world is falling apart

I forgot to mention something about my trip out to Australia. If you are also my Facebook friend, you already know because my friend posted a picture of us. There was a 7-hour delay between the 4:30pm arrival of my … Continue reading

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The funeral

My iPad won’t have access to the Internet before I get back to Los Angeles two days from now. So this will seem out-of-date when it’s posted. Note: we will call my aunt/cousin “Fleur” in this blog. Tuesday began cold … Continue reading

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Better than sex?

For someone on a visit to Australia for his dad’s funeral, this might strike you as an odd topic for a post. You’re right and wrong. Let me explain. First, some administrative stuff: All of my flights were on time. … Continue reading

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The flying visit to Australia beckons

My flight will arrive in Australia on Monday morning after a gazillion hours in the air and at airports. My aunt (actually, my cousin — it’s a long story) has organized for her two boys and their partners, and my … Continue reading

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How much can a koala bear?

Up until a few minutes ago, I was on auto-pilot, numb to it, all rational and stable. This morning, I was still in bed and only awake for a few minutes when the phone rang. My ‘aunt’ (cousin) called to … Continue reading

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He died tonight

By the time I’ve finished typing this my ever-so-logical father will be gone. He had an awful childhood but, within the constraints of his emotionally-stunted upbringing, he was a kind and always helpful person. Expressing affection was impossible for him, … Continue reading

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