Tag Archives: Michigan

Early Summer

Sunday - 7 June 2009

Summer Arts 2009 Well I missed both Summer and Winter Arts fairs in 2008 .. my head space just wasn’t open to much of anything. Dad’s passing has been a heart drama even though I knew he was going. This year I mark Summer Arts as the first of many, I hope, revivals of my […]

Bob Kensler R.I.P

Monday - 11 May 2009

Dad took his last breathe Sunday evening May 10 at 8:10pm.   Wave on wave of life Like the great wide ocean’s roll Haunting hands of memory Pluck silver strands of soul The damage and the dying done The clarity of light Gentle bows and glasses raised To the charity of night ~~~Bruce Cockburn *************************************************** […]

Waiting Is

Friday - 8 May 2009

I have been in Michigan since April 26th now. Dad’s fall on Easter eve (April 11) that landed him in the hospital with broken bones in his neck was the real start of the decline, being confined to a bed. He was able to talk to me and the dozens of family and friends who […]

Going to Michigan Again

Thursday - 9 April 2009

I am getting ready to go back to Michigan and visit Dad. This time flying alone, Russel needs to stay here and work while school is still on. Not having Russel to power me through the airports will be very different.. I haven’t flown alone in over 20 years. Funny how dependent we get on […]

Christmas in Michigan

Saturday - 27 December 2008

Well it snowed a lot. It was below freezing many days we were there. Ice storms and snow.   Sue had us doing a puzzle for her.   Anything to keep us distracted from what was really happening with Dad. Although he was doing pretty good considering all he had been though. It was a […]

Paddle Out for Randy Today

Saturday - 13 December 2008

Going to Michigan .. again The ‘paddle out’ for Randy is today. We are in a winter storm warning.. with rain snow and freezing temps. I hope everyone makes it over the hill safely. A lot of the Aikido family and Randy’s surf family will be there. Russel has been sick with a chest cold […]

Spring 2008

Friday - 21 March 2008

Spring is here the daffodils and tulips are blooming as are the peach trees. Life should be sweet, and in many ways it is, but I am stressed in so many ways. First off, Dad isn’t done with the cancer it is back and another surgery is planned for April 23. This time the surgeons […]