Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

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Dad, October 2009 with two dumb goats and a bull. Two weeks ago, in the wee hours of the morning, my father unexpectedly passed away. He was 57, and it would be an understatement to say that my family is devastated by the loss. After a whirlwind trip to Maine, I’m back to the chaos read more


Old and New, or You Can’t Go Home Again

Last month I was thrilled to make a trip back to Maine, where I grew up, to visit family. During my visit my father and I played tourists and visited the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. It’s a fascinating structure and one that I would probably love unabashedly, except for the circumstances of its read more


Passage of Time

Nanie loved the hummingbirds. It’s been two years now.  I still miss her every day.



This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. – F. D. Roosevelt Nanie as a baby, 1921 or 22 I believe [she was born in 1921] Today would have been the 87th birthday of a woman I loved dearly, a woman who in just three short years made an impact on my life so read more



Uffda! What a long month it has been. How does it go so quickly? I’m back in classes for this term, and that’s kicking my butt a little bit. We’re also at Nanie’s one day every week trying to get things all squared away for a. the estate sale and b. the house sale. It’s read more