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(originally posted on LiveJournal) My friend Jamie introduced me to Infinite Joy, a revue of songs by William Finn (Falsettos, among others). I’ve been in a showtunes mood the last few days. I started today with The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Due to the vagaries of iTunes, it was followed by “Anytime”, from Infinite Joy … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part Five

(originally posted on LiveJournal) The Thursday that my mom died, I called a friend of mine from high school. Only one person reading this knows her, but still, I’m going to call her Sabrina, just in case. Sabrina has two kids, and her daughter had her 6th birthday on the Saturday after Mom died. The last … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part Four

(I originally posted this on LiveJournal. I’m editing it because I don’t want to share everything with the world.) I last saw my mom on the Sunday before Memorial Day. She was incredibly upset. She brought over a trunk full of stuff, some of which we kept, some of which is in our garage awaiting … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part Three

(I originally posted this on LiveJournal. Unless you’re me, there is no part three. I’m editing the series because I don’t want to share everything with the world.) For a long time, I’ve been thinking of journaling about my relationship with my mother. The problem is, it’s really hard to do so without writing about … Continue reading

Mom’s Death, Part One

I originally posted this on LiveJournal. I’m editing because I don’t want to share all the details with the world. To process my mother’s passing, I have to start about a week ago. My parents have always been pack rats. Sometime after my sister moved out, they started getting rid of stuff, very slowly, but still. … Continue reading

I Have Magic

(originally published on LiveJournal) My mom passed away this morning. Well, technically yesterday morning, as it’s 12:49 am. We told Jack that Nana went to heaven. He asked a couple of questions, and seemed OK. Then, just before bed, he asked again, “Why did Nana go to heaven?” We told him that Nana was very, very … Continue reading


Mar. 22nd, 2006 at 8:31 PM My sister called this morning, around 8. Max came into our room, where I was holding on to fleeting sleep. “Your mom’s in the hospital.” I could not deal with that piece of information, and stayed in bed for another 40 minutes.Thus, to make a long story short, my … Continue reading