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Lately, I have seriously considered permanently changing my name. Because I am an artist and writer, I have always just kept my own name to avoid confusion, even maintaining it through an eleven-year marriage, now defunct. There is the matter … Continue reading
Amanda is a Special Olympics gold medal swimmer and diver. If the ferry boat ever sinks, she is, “under contract to save my sorry cement block butt.” She started out young — Dad wanted her to be confident in the … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends! November 24th is also our Dad’s birthday. I miss him dearly. This picture is from 2002 – I think – when Dad rode Clifford in the 4th of July Parade on Drummond. Dad would … Continue reading
Clifford greeting kids at West Branch Library, summer 2011. Tape on the floor is a boundary for kids so nobody gets accidentally stepped on! Clifford goes to every child in the front row. Those who shrink away he will pass … Continue reading
“Display on Dark Water”, acrylic on canvas, 9×12″ After 87 years on the planet, my dear Dad has left for higher ground. I am so very sad. He was a great man, my best buddy and the source of so … Continue reading
“Your new little sister is a Mongoloid,” Dad’s tone was somber and he watched us all carefully for a reaction. It was September 1970. Dad had sat us all down, all seven of us, so that we could understand the … Continue reading
A regular social event for Mom and Dad and Amanda is a trip to the hair salon. The salon owner’s dog, Abbey, has known Dad since a puppy and now the minute he walks in the door she starts hitting … Continue reading
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