All Things Considered…

Monday evening, a 50-second snippet of my interview with NPR radio host Jon Kalish, was featured on NPR’s program, All Things Considered. I haven’t had the nerve to listen to it yet, but I’m told that the program was well done. If you’d like to...

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation…

The piece below was written June 20, 2011 (Monday). Today was the day of my father’s memorial service. And it was also the day that I delivered my first eulogy. Thanks to a lot of kind souls and a lot of help, it turned out to be a beautiful service and was well...

Dad, Part II

One year ago, we moved my elderly father (almost 92 now) into an assisted living facility here in Portsmouth. In the last couple weeks, he’s started slowing down quite a bit and his needs have increased quite a bit. At least once a day, I drop by and visit to...