I am not lost…

March 5, 2018

End of an Era

Filed under: Personal — R @ 5:00 pm
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In May of 2008, in order to take the place of our last lost cat Jamie, we brought home a tiny fluffy black kitten.  Dad always tells the story that she kept clawing at the box, one arm through the airhole, determined to get out. He always says that he was worried he’d have to pull the car over and just leave it to the cat.

By the time he got her home, she was covered in her own mess, spooked and dirty. He cleaned her up, and when my mother and I got home, they were curled up, fast friends. Zaphod has been my dad’s cat ever since.

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September 12, 2017

RIP

Filed under: Personal — R @ 9:17 am
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So I meant to have a post up for you yesterday. I was going to write it when I got home. But about halfway through my day, I got news that one of my dear friends from college had lost his mom to cancer on the 4th.

I’m still a little shaken, if I’m honest. She was an amazing woman, and I’ve left a lot of promises to her unanswered…and now I can never fulfill them.

You’ll have a book review post tomorrow, and with luck, I’ll have a fiction post for Friday. But I wanted to explain why I was gone. (Last Friday I was on the road and thought I had a post up. Whoops.)

I miss you, Diane. I’ll make sure to cheer extra loud down here for Mike.

January 18, 2016

Always

I don’t know how I think I’m going to get through this blog post. Reader beware: there may be gross sobbing beneath the cut, because I’m talking about death.

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