Archive for August, 2011

This is the end

The alley, as good a metaphore as I can find for how things are going.

My day off

On Saturday I take off for downtown, walking from the Art Institute to Barnes & Noble (Rush Street) and back.

The burial

Father Wayne conducts the service and the burial.

Home Alone

Meanwhile, back in Berwyn, my father has died at age 93-and-some. I’m staying at my parents’ house, turned ghost house.


Dad is terminal. It will only be a short time before I go to Chicago for his funeral. Echocardio isn’t going so great, but what else is new?