Anyone who thinks grief is something you should get over has never been an inadvertent party to someone’s death. Which I have. (Serious TMI warning) 5 Lies You Were Told About Grief covers a lot of things those of us who’ve grieved the loss of others have put up with. Or failed to put up […]
Every year, my body lets me know that it’s the annual period of mourning, aka the anniversary of my first husband’s death. (Which was Friday, fwiw.) You know, you’d think that being happily remarried for several times as long as I knew my first husband would make the grief go away. Weirdly, it doesn’t. The […]
Kameron Hurley has quite the health care saga. It’s inspired me to write up my own story. I’d started a new job in May. Got married in June. Twice, in fact: the legal civil ceremony and a more symbolic one in Ireland. There was time to do all the rest of the paperwork, right? Before […]
I occasionally hear people saying things like: I had the Worst. Day. Ever. It’s not for me to judge how good or bad your days are, truly it’s not. But sometimes I think that people have no perspective on how bad a worst day ever can possibly be. So, for the record, here’s mine, as […]
I heard earlier this afternoon that science fiction fan and convention runner, Kathryn Daugherty, passed away. She’d had a reoccurrence of colorectal cancer and had recently had surgery and started a second round of chemo. She’s been married to James Stanley Daugherty for almost 40 years. She was a friend and a mentor, and I’ll […]
My mother-in-law, Faye Dalton, died Dec. 22 at the age of 87. Here she is in 1966 with Art, Rick’s father.
I know most of you have heard by now. Though I’ve only literally had a nodding acquaintance with Steve over the years — passing him in the quad during a long interview day in 1998, seeing him at Caffé Macs twice, and, of course, nodding at him once or twice at WWDCs or MacWorldExpos past […]