Archive for August, 2011


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This is the end

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


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My day off

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


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The burial

Father Wayne conducts the service and the burial.


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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.


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Dad

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?