Archive for July, 2015

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Monday, July 27th, 2015


Here’s Your Humble and Obedient Blogger just before being brutally fried by his son. Note how Andy remained in the shadows to try to escape being recognized. Fortunately, I got better. Great Art courtesy of Joanne’s exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at the Mob Museum last Christmas Eve (I think), and part of my famous Electronics, Las Vegas, and Machinery series.

It’s been a pretty good few weeks since I last wrote. Joanne and I just got home from Temecula, California. We spent the weekend there to do a bit of wine tasting and attend a wonderful concert. Gerald Albright and Jeffrey Osborne performed. Gerald was very good and Jeffrey was amazing! Go see him if you get a chance, Loyal Readers. He was full of energy, his music catalog is excellent, his performance was spectacular, and it was a beautiful evening. Really, go see him.

Let’s see, what else has been going on? Ryan spent a couple weeks at Joanne’s place. He came out to celebrate his birthday. It was great having him here! He’s really a great guy. Get to know him, Loyal Readers!

I’ve had a few more flights in the glider. I’m starting to get slightly competent as a pilot! I think I’ll get it figured out before too much longer. My next flight is Wednesday of this week.

This coming weekend is one I’ve been preparing for the past eighteen months. On August 2nd, it will be eighteen months since Shannon’s death and the date the children and I go to Clarks Fork and scatter her ashes. It’s a bit difficult for me to finally let go of her remains. But it needs to be done. I need to let her go. We all need to let her go. We need to keep her in our hearts and our thoughts and our memories. We need to talk about her and think about her. We need to keep loving the alive Shannon and let the dead Shannon go in peace.

I’m looking forward to being with all the kids. Joanne has gotten us a beautiful place to stay in Angels Camp. That’s so kind of her. She opted not to go with us, which I’m sorry about and which I understand completely.

Anyway. I expect it to be an emotional weekend.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: video game-playing chimp!

See you tomorrow.