Strokes and vending machines and death

I found out yesterday a friend had had a few strokes this summer and never told me. She was also diagnosed with lung disease and heart disease and, again, she never told me. Sometime in the last month she was on life support and almost didn’t make it. Again… I only know now because she’s in a nursing home and …

Secretariat

Every other Sunday evening I┬átrek off to┬ávisit my dad. We have a routine once I’m there: I let myself in the front door; I sit down; he starts up our latest Netflix DVD; he makes popcorn; we watch the movie; we watch cartoons; I leave. That’s the way we’ve always done it, and that’s the way we’ll probably always do …