Sam’s Autobiography

Well, I finally got software that converts scanned documents into PDF files. It left a rather obnoxious streak that I’ll need to investigate, but it’s readable. Of course, I still can’t get the durn thing uploaded!
Hoping to take Sam driving this Saturday but it’s a complicated affair….probably the wrong weekend to borrow [the FP]’s car as she’s cooking for … Read more...

Sam and F 9/11

Sam says its more intense than “fun” but that everyone needs to see it. He also said I was brave for taking him out – NOT! Of course, I did almost pitch him faceforward onto the sidewalk in front of the Latchis ([the FP] envisioned him rolling into Main Street), but no such accident actually occurred and we had a … Read more...

Sam says

“Love is a ticklish sensation around your heart that turns out to be a pain-in-the-ass.”
Visited with Sam yesterday, post-birthday (June 28). His room was profuse with flowers (Lee’s doing?) and about 30 birthday cards from around the world. He was in good spirits, although markedly slowed down. No evidence of aphasia, but time moves at a completely different … Read more...

doing alright!

Visited with Sam last night for a couple of hours. Finally. He was in pretty good spirits and had good energy – he’s just recovered from an awful flu-bug that actually sent him to the hospital for a short stay. He really enjoyed seeing his niece, Jennifer, at Christmas and is looking forward to another visit from her and her … Read more...

It’s a beautiful day! Was

It’s a beautiful day! Was supposed to take Sam for a drive, but he’s got a cold. We’ll try again tomorrow. Cleaned out the barn this morning; still have the garage to go…treated myself to an hour’s leisure read on the back deck, started reading Marge Piercy’s Gone to Soldiers while we were in Germany.
A handful of responses to … Read more...

Dropped in on Sam this

Dropped in on Sam this (yesterday) morning to plan a countryside drive this weekend. We got to talking about “belonging” and he asked me how long I’d been in Vermont – wouldn’t you know it was my ten-year anniversary! A solid decade. That means I’m on the verge of setting a longevity record – we lived in Denver for about … Read more...

dinner with Sam

[the FP] and I had dinner with Sam on Monday night; it was really good to see him but he was bumming when we left. Barbara Durst had also dropped in – she regaled us with stories about her travels to Afghanistan and other places. And we’re getting ready to go to Germany. I think Sam was really feeling the … Read more...

Ah…………….my main man is back!

Ah…………….my main man is back! 🙂 Truth is, there just haven’t ever been that many guys in my life. I’ve never been a separatist in any political sense (I certainly understand why some women are, and think we need those places/spaces for women to retreat from the still overwhelming patriarchal forms of everyday life), but, there just haven’t been that … Read more...