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Remembering my dad, one year later

One year ago today, I was sitting in the back bedroom of my sister and brother-in-law’s home in Las Vegas. I was holding my father’s hand. And I saw his breathing stop. I ran out into the hall and called Marie and Phil to join us as my dad finished the journey he had been […]

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Today’s sad anniversary

August 10 is the anniversary of my mother’s death. I’ve written about her twice before, once on the 20th anniversary, and again just last year. I don’t have much to add to those posts, except that because of my father’s death last year due to cancer, and other challenges in my own life since then, […]

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Part 2 Date: Thursday, July 21 1994 Place: Burbank Hilton Event: LAMG’s monthly meeting, featuring Adobe FrameMaker After the events in Part 2, Tom and I exchanged a few emails. For reasons relating to the messy disintegration of my marriage, I had ended up with duplicates of almost everything a household could need: two beds, […]

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It was Twenty Years Ago Today… (Part 2)

Part 1 In 1994, July 17 was a Sunday. And on that Sunday, the Los Angeles Macintosh Group held its annual off-site Board meeting at the Burbank Hilton. As usual, not much was getting accomplished, but that wasn’t out of the ordinary given that several board members had run for their positions on a platform of, […]

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Happy Anniversary, Dori!

Then… And now… 13 years later, I’d do it all over again.

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In the Spring of 1993, I moved from the San Diego area to Southern LA County to take a new job. I didn’t know many people in LA, so I followed one of my life-long rules: Figure out what type of person you want as a friend Figure out where people like that are likely […]

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Remembering my mom

On this day, twenty-four years ago, my mother died. I miss her. She was killed by pancreatic cancer. Not the kind that ultimately killed Steve Jobs; that was the “good” kind, the one that, if you have the best of medical care and a bunch of luck, you can live with for another few years. […]

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How do they even survive?

In the “Jeez, people are stupid” category, I was reminded yet again today how many folks just make you shake your head in amazement. I had a minor surgical procedure done earlier today. No big deal, but I’ve had a bad reaction (agonizing pain) in the past when it was done in the doctor’s office, […]

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