Tag Archives: family

The Things You Take

Two weeks and one day ago, my girlfriend and I drove up to Whiskeytown Lake, a picturesque reservoir nestled in the outskirts of California’s Klamath Mountains, to look at the blazing flames and swirling smoke of a remote wildfire towering … Continue reading

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Cousins: the weirdness of kin

I imagine my experience with cousins is probably similar to yours – there are cousins with which I grew up and saw frequently, and there are cousins with which I didn’t grow up and saw infrequently.  But they all share … Continue reading

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A Grand Absurdity of Existence

Within the last five minutes of my uncle’s life, I spoke with him on the phone. I suppose it’s more accurate to say I spoke at him.  I was with my mother at the time, and my father, who was … Continue reading

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The Best of All Possible Funerals

Let me tell you about my uncle. His name is Bob.  He grew up in San Francisco.  He lived in Seattle.  Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer that left him paralyzed on one side … Continue reading

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