Grief Surrounds Me

In the last year and quarter, I've gone to six memorial services or funerals.  Lately, I've felt that's all that is left to us.  We live, we love, we die. If we're lucky, if we're very lucky, we have people in our lives who will grieve for us when we are gone.  My great aunt … Continue reading Grief Surrounds Me

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

No, I'm not going to start spouting about a Clint Eastwood movie but the title seemed appropriate for all the things I want to talk about. Vicki made it safely to Wisconsin and we've had a good visit with her.  I missed my other girls this holiday but know they had other responsibilities and obligations. … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Look Forward

I'm feeling a lot stressed out tonight.  I get all sorts of emails from my union and other political places and I try to be very conservative about what I pass on.  Today one of the things I got from my union was a link state employees can go to plug in their gross income … Continue reading A Look Forward