Today, Wally Funk, 82, became the oldest person to fly in suborbital space. She trained as an astronaut in the 60s when women were not allowed to become astronauts. As I was watching, I couldn't help but think of Dan and mom one Christmas. Dan was fascinated with space exploration. He was going to be... Continue Reading →
Dear Dan, Happy birthday -- or as we used to say to each other -- Happy Happy Joy Joy! Another birthday and you're not here. So much is going on on the political front, you should be here to see it. There have been many time in recent days, I think about calling you, but... Continue Reading →
Dear Dan, Twelves years you've been gone. Twelves years of all that has happened in my life. Twelves years of all that should have happened in yours. Fuck. I love and miss you more than ever.
I was at the doctor's office the other day, sitting in the waiting room and ... you know ... waiting. There were two men talking. One got up and went in for his appointment. The other gentleman started to talk to me. As it turns out, this man graduated two years ahead of me. That... Continue Reading →
I got a call from the treasury office and they gave me good news and bad news. First, the good news: she kept saying "checks." That means it's not clothes! HALLELUJAH, BABY!!!! No dealing with bodily fluids of a beloved, long-dead brother. The bad news: After almost 11 years, Dan's estate is still technically open! The... Continue Reading →
Several months ago I found there was "unclaimed property" from Dan's estate. There was a bunch of paperwork involved, but I filled things out and sent it off to the State Treasurer. Sixty days later, I got a form in the mail. More paperwork was needed. The first thing I had to have was a... Continue Reading →