Leaving LA

We moved from downtown Los Angeles to the ‘burbs. We’re actually still in LA county, just 20-30 miles from downtown. It took two days, but we’re here. We now live with our daughters, sons-in-law and grandkids. It will take some getting used to and to puzzle together the belongings (and natures) of three households. I […]

Sunny LA, Cautious First Walk

We made it to LA. Still reeling from the move from suburbia to urbia. Feeling uncomfortable excitement or anxiety, or alienation or like an alien.  Need to decompress both in mind and in boxes.  Hopefully will be able to continue the book series very soon.

Everything Has To Be Somewhere

Yesterday, Dave, my younger brother and I cleaned out Mom’s apartment. She died last week, not long after her 90th birthday. I was able to fly out from California for her party. It was a lot of fun. Mom had a rough night just before I left to go home. Just before my plane took off, I […]

Bad Day and its Identity Shift

Yesterday’s blog was a graphic metaphor about the terrible day on Friday. So here’s the story. My wife and I moved from our shared home of six years to a new place this past Saturday. Friday morning we had no idea we’d be moving, by Saturday we were loading suitcases in the car for new quarters, […]


It is getting harder and harder for me to be an existentialist these days. My wife and I are trying to pack up and move halfway across the country, and I am trying desperately to let go of things I don’t need and will probably never need. There’s the rub: ‘things I will probably never […]


It’s funny how words can change meanings over the years. During my childhood, most of the attention went to my older brother, who was diagnosed with autism and profound retardation in addition to being nonverbal. Mom would take us into New York City every day and drop me off with a family friend while she […]

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