Monday, July 4, 2016


Someone reminded me that I haven't posted in a while.

I could say I've been swamped. Which is true, of course, but also not true.

The real truth is I've been too sad.

This spring, my family suffered a heartbreaking loss -- one of my brothers died.

He was only a couple of years older than me, but his health wasn't great, because of a vicious strain of arthritis that runs in our family (I don't have it.)  Years of arthritis meds had left his immune system compromised.

In early May he picked up a bug somewhere. Or maybe a mold. Or a fungus. The doctors never figured out what it was in his lungs that wouldn't respond to any of the antibiotics or other drugs they gave him.

He died in a matter of days.

The rest of us - my dad, his wife, my two surviving brothers - reeled. There is no other way to describe it.

This blog has never been about family, so I guess that's all I'm going to say now.

And now I've said it, I think, maybe I can get back to the business of blogging.

Got a lot to catch up on.


  1. Reeled is such a good way to describe loss.
    I offer you condolences and empathy.
    My will to blog about the good stuff has been derailed due to a similar reeling following the death of a nephew a month ago.
    Take time. Breath. Write when you can.
    Wishing you the best..
    We will all be here.

  2. Writing and talking about your loss will help you through this. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

  3. Losing someone you love is so so hard. sending you good thoughts in a tough time.

  4. Thank you all for the kind thoughts. They mean a lot.