After long suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, my father died unexpectedly suddenly last Saturday. Because of a recent diagnosis of an aggressive cancer, all of us siblings had gathered together so we were able to support each other through the initial shock. Our father was not a religious man, so we held no service but being together, eating, telling stories, looking at photographs, hugging was a sort of wake.We’ll have to gather again, in the U.P. to inter our parents’ ashes where they grew up and lived most of their lives. Many of my readers have sent condolences (which have been very much appreciated)
, but I wanted to let everyone know why I’ve been away for so long.