Posts Tagged: death

Where there’s a will there’s a way uncomfortable conversation

It’s Tuesday already, but we’re still going to call this “Family Week” on the JMD blog, a smorgasbord of posts related to and about family.  You’ll either find new insights about me, nod your head knowingly or count the days until next week.  In any case, it still beats cleaning the kitty litter box. This… Read more »

Death is but a word; we are all immortal

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned I had just heard about my favorite author’s death.  I’m so thankful he’s not gone. On bookcases in the very room I type this are more than two dozen of his books which I have read, some of which I will read again.  Through his craft and my enjoyment, Jack… Read more »

Jack Vance 1916-2013

I just found out my favorite author of all-time, Jack Vance, passed away May 26th (the day I was throwing my big birthday BBQ). There is little honor I can bestow upon Mr. Vance that other, more talented people are not already writing.  It is the most common and perfidious tragedy of life that we… Read more »

A death in the family

It’s hump day of “Writing Week” on the JMD blog as we continue to celebrate the upcoming conclusion to writing Book 2 of the Jeremy Shuttle Adventures. Now, read on… When I get involved with creating things, it is with a personal investment of possibly unhealthy proportion.  Whether it was in my art days, my… Read more »

Of Mom

Today would be Mom’s birthday. It’s always been easy to remember, since it falls on or around the first day of spring.  I always felt there was something poetic about a Mom (bringer of life) having a birthday on the first day of the season renowned for representing the “rebirth” of life each year. Over… Read more »

Death and Life

Brief post week comes to an end on a somber note as I reflect on my friends’ Corgi passing away this morning due to a particularly nasty thing that has done plenty of damage on two-legged people. This was especially distressing for my friends, as their other Corgi died just six months ago at a… Read more »