Category Archives: Dad

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Who needs a/c when you have fake hips?

My Dad worked in the biomedical engineering department of a hospital for my entire pre-adult life. That department was responsible for A LOT of things relating to hospital equipment and tools, but one of the “perks” was that they also tended to be privy to the waste from the hospital because there’s tons of tools/equipment […]

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5 Years.

5 years ago today – my Dad died after a late-stage cancer diagnosis and 5 weeks in hospice care. It was a seemingly fast death, considering it was from cancer. The diagnosis had just been a few weeks before he went into hospice. This was the eulogy I read at his funeral and I share […]

Hiking with Nyoka in 2006 on Green Mountain. We were taking selfies long before it was cool.

In Defense Of Selfies

Kids These Days I saw a surly tween girl the other day, standing in the clothing section at Target, making a duckface into her phone and snapping a selfie. OH. MY. GOD. I wanted to make fun of her SO BAD. She took several, adjusting her bangs and her lips each time. Tilting her head […]

Hiking with Nyoka in 2006 on Green Mountain. We were taking selfies long before it was cool.

Dear Dad,

While there are tons of times I miss calling you, it’s never more frequent or more desperate than after a good trail run. I ran a race Saturday that started in 2007. It occurred to me that if my first “attempt” at running in 2006 has been more successful – and not ended in an […]