Fatherless Father's days, round 16. Of course I do have a father, I just can't call him on the phone as I last did in 2011. I can still write, and think, and remember. I continue to come across small things of his that I have in my home, or my tool ...

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Cancer took Dad in August 2001. I don't want to do the arithmetic on how long ago that was. Yet I did. Where is that point of the trailing off of grief and the acceptance of the norm where your parent is gone? It's not defined at all I think of him when ...

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Dear Mom and Dad, I knew August 27 was looming. It was not going to not get here. While walking the dog his morning I looked at the ground. And there it was. This blog post is being written on the 26th, scheduled to publish on the 27th, because I will be off camping ...

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My Dad spent a lot of time in the yard. Pushing the lawnmower. Raking leaves. Trimming the forsythia bushes. I want to say I pondered him doing that and wondered what he thought about spending all those hours out there, but maybe that is more hindsight memory. But he definitely found ...

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May 2 could have been my Dad's 90th birthday, but the only notched 75. Just fathoming that the last birthday he saw, and I saw, was fifteen years ago. I was planning to visit him in Florida for a special birthday, but no one in the family expected that birthday ...

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They sure made the anniversary math easy by getting married in 1950. Today. 66 years ago. All I got was a calendar pop-up reminder. And a happy quick mind memory trip, with some rummaging through what feels like too small a set of digital photos. It can be hard to really ...

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Four years ago today, it was just another one on part of my 15,000 mile "Odyssey" Road trip. I was leaving Welland Ontario after a very special one week visit with Giulia Forsythe. I called my Mom (in Florida) in the morning for our usual quick touching base calls, just another call ...

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Look at those kids (sometime in the late 1940s (?)), are they thinking about one day having kids? of seeing their kids have kids? of not being around? Of course not, that's not what you do on a blanket at Cascade Lake. Today, a tough double calendar reminder Three years ago, my mom ...

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Dad, This is your long awaited letter that's taken more than a semester to write. It's nice to hear you talk more openly in your letter and hope we can talk more in person. I've found sometimes it's easier to write your feelings than say them, but I think it's better ...

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creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Happy 86th Birthday, Dad, another one you missed. And how I miss you in this world. Actually the last one you had was your 75th. And we all knew it was the last. Because of that, I was there to watch ...

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cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Alan Levine Today's ds106 Daily Create was "Take a photo of a personal object in an unusual location" -- and I started the day rummaging for objects of my Dad I have around here. This is a tooned photo of ...

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