Quarantine Portrait Series: Mickey Memorial Portrait

We lost a dear sister, mother, auntie and friend on the 18th of May. We (my wife, Joy, and I) lived with Mick (Joy’s sister) for more than a decade. It was my privilege to live for all that time in the presence of such a wonderful woman. She was a pleasure to know and […]

By the Waters of Babylon

My wife, Joy and I just started watching Mad Men. Frankly I was a little bit leery about rehashing the 1950s and its prevailing attitudes. Drinking, smoking, antisemitism, treating women badly was the norm back then. The protagonist, Don Draper, is a mysterious, emotionally empty Madison Avenue ad agency creative director. Little by little we […]

Busy Day

Today was busy. I followed my brother Dave around to multiple appointments to make arrangements for Mom’s funeral.He did all the work. I’m very proud of my brother. Mom just turned 90 years of age less than two weeks ago. She was bright and alert at her party, but the day I left to return […]