Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday

Monday is the anniversary of my dad’s death, again. It was a reflective time for me last year and it’s looking like it will be the same this year. I can tell because last night we went to see Josh Ritter (whom Jae has been talking about for years but I’m just catching up). There Read more about Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday[…]

Forgetting about Father’s Day

I wonder about the organizers of Bonnaroo, and whether they intentionally scheduled the festival for the weekend of Father’s Day. You have to figure that with 80,000 some attendees, there are bound to be a whole lot of arguments about missing the family cookout or whatever. As I am not attending Bonnaroo nor is my Read more about Forgetting about Father’s Day[…]

One small year and some tiny kittens

Well, here it is: the day I’ve been dreading. It’s been one year since my dad died. I thought I would have a lot to say about that, but I find myself oddly quiet on the subject. The only thing I’ll say is what I wrote in an email to my sister this morning: I Read more about One small year and some tiny kittens[…]

Newspaper article talking about my dad

I talked to my mom last night, and found out that a work luncheon last Thursday turned into a tribute to my dad, and the woman who was there from the newspaper wrote the article almost entirely about that. Matteson chamber’s first luncheon Marty O’Neill honored during inaugural ceremony Sunday, February 12, 2006 By Erika Read more about Newspaper article talking about my dad[…]