2015: The Year of Gratitude, Being Present, and Slowing the Hell Down

Hard to believe it’s been almost exactly a year since the last time I wrote in this blog.

Retroactive spoiler alert: it’s been a hell of a year. Continue reading “2015: The Year of Gratitude, Being Present, and Slowing the Hell Down”

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Robin Williams: Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, And Why The Judgmentals Can Get Stuffed

My grandfather passed away.

Months ago, actually.

And I didn’t tell many people about it, for various reasons. We weren’t close. He wasn’t the epitome of a good man, or a good husband, or a good father to my mom (in fact, it could be said that he was the opposite). Continue reading “Robin Williams: Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, And Why The Judgmentals Can Get Stuffed”

Death Will Tremble

 “Il y a toujours après la mort de quelqu’un comme une stupéfaction qui se dégage, tant il est difficile de comprendre cette survenue du néant et de se résigner à y croire.”

“After a person dies, there is always something like a feeling of stupefaction, so difficult it is to comprehend this unexpected advent of nothingness and to resign oneself to believe it.”

-from Madame Bovary  by Gustave Flaubert

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