Archive for February, 2014

Blinks and Links

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

It has been four months since my last real posting, and the time has passed in the blink of an eye, or maybe two blinks.

Early in January, I started writing a tale of dock repair, but, as someone said, life is what happens while you’re making other plans.

Our lives took a mortal turn late in January, when my Mom suffered a serious stroke and was hospitalized. While she was in the hospital, my mother-in-law’s sister passed away suddenly, leaving my mother-in-law as the sole surviving triplet. We had barely returned from her funeral when my mother also succumbed to her stroke.

Despite their name, funerals aren’t really fun, but I did enjoy working with my sisters, my wife and children, and the greater family, as we put together a celebratory event that honored the life of my amazing mother.

Obviously these events have consumed most of my thoughts during the last few weeks, but life has, in fact, gone on.

Working on the dock repair tale is one of many activities that has provided a welcome diversion for my thoughts and emotions lately. I think I’ve finally finished it.

So this post consists of the following two links.

Here’s a link to a site for my mother, which includes her obituary, eulogies, the pastor’s words, and some family memories:

And here’s a link to Dock Physics, my tale of persistence and patience.

If you want to comment on either of them, you can do that on this site.

Thanks for your interest.