Grandma

My paternal grandmother, who has been a complete vegetable for a year or so, finally died early yesterday morning. Everyone is very relieved. Surreally, I woke up yesterday morning to the following two text messages that had been delivered while I slept, the first...

Sad day

My little dog Hiko has swallowed a wire of some sort. He’s staying at the full-service vet overnight getting fluids in the hopes it will flush out of where it’s been sitting and pass through his digestive tract. A third set of radiographs in the morning...

Mt. Rushmore trip

About twenty years ago we went to see Mt. Rushmore, but underestimated South Dakota’s peculiarities and found it so snowy and cold (in June) that the vacation kinda sucked and failed. Last year we planned to try again, but unluckily scheduled our trip for the...

Final cantata thoughts

This year was the twenty-fifth and last Easter cantata directed by my mom. Her multiple sclerosis will not allow her to continue this wonderful tradition, much to the sorrow of many. This year was also my twentieth year singing. I’ve written plenty of cantata...

Disneyland report

I love Disneyland!! It is one of my favorite places to be! Now I will talk about it. Our flight was at 5:something on Tuesday morning, so I went to bed extra early on Monday evening. Of course Monday night sleep is always excessively poor, and being excited for...

Monaco Royal Baptism

A while back, the Prince of Monaco’s twin children were baptized. One of the songs at the ceremony was written by my mother. It was not performed well — you’d think royalty could get a better choir/director to do justice to my mom’s awesome...

Disney World and Such

Vacation report, with pictures: I started taking pictures before we even got to the parks, because this hotel connected to the airport in Orlando — with this awesome indoor courtyard overlooked by rooms — is just so badass. I don’t think brother...