Slowly Burning

The pain rises like a fresh blister from an oven rack. Startling me with intensity. What a stupid mistake. How did that happen? I was staring the danger right in the face. Now it’s searing my skin. Not enough to be visible – but just enough so that I can imagine what a worse version […]

Off-Line Writing in 2019

Greetings Friends and Family! As 2019 Winds to a close (I cannot believe this) I have realized that my writing has taken place mainly off-line this year. I found myself more often than not scribbling away in a random notebook or voice texting notes to myself to write up later – again – with paper […]

March 28th 2016

I was Visiting Erich McChesney’s page today (March 28th 2018) and saw a video he had made a few years back…. great memories. On this morning in 2016 Dr. Agola and Dr. Nelson began a long (much longer than expected) day of operating trying to made E a new artery in that big ole brain […]

Memorializing Erich

On This Day. 2 Years Ago. We Memorialized Erich McChesney at First Pres. in VB with songs, hugs, speeches, prayer, tears and bagpipes – and then the next day we set him free out on the water off 47th street with more hugs, love, toasts and songs. I wanted to grab all of the kind […]

Erich Gerald McChesney March 30, 1973-May 6, 2016

Published two years ago today, and it still reads like I wrote the words yesterday. It makes me happy to share this story about you Erich – even though it only captures a sliver of your life and the person you were – I think it gives those who knew you fond memories of our […]

she is soft and hard

“Well she is your daughter,” said my friend Lisa as we talked yet again about my girl Hannah – a 35 year old woman trapped in a 17 year old body. It’s true, I knew it when she said it. I know it now. Hannah is an old soul, wise beyond her years, and has […]

Themes for my stories moving forward. 

#deathwarmedover – conversations related to dying and grieving loss. #dreamingwhileawake – my crazy dreams and what I think they mean. #boobalicious – thoughts about my boobs, body, and health in general. #shespeaks – parenting a teenage daughter. No more words needed here. #conversationswE – I talk to Erich a lot. Send him notes, posts etc…. […]