Archive for November 29th, 2011

A Wonderful Year

November 29, 2011

One year ago today I moved to Encinitas, California from Minnesota. Best move I ever made. After living here a year (except for a three-month visit back to Minnesota in the summer), I can’t even bear to think what my life would have been like had I stayed in Minnesota. I can’t imagine not knowing all the great people I now know. I can’t imagine never having had all the life-affirming experiences I’ve had since I’ve been here. And it’s all because I (more…)

The Only Way to Die

November 29, 2011





If I were to check out tomorrow, I’d feel exactly the same way that Mary Lavin’s grandfather and Michael Gartner’s father did:






“Take my own father! You know what he said in his last moments? On his deathbed, he defied me to name a man who (more…)