Dear Dad

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

RIP Dad 4/18/2012

Hello bloggers, I'll be starting this blog up again soon, for obvious reasons. It was too painful to continue while Dad was still alive. He hung on for much longer than we thought he would, but finally took a turn for the worse around the 16th. After that, the cancer took complete hold and Dad left... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1/17/12 - The Entire Man

Dear Dad, Today, borrowing from your cremation fund, I booked us a flight from Florida to Spokane, Washington, so you can meet your eight-year-old grandson for the first time. I can't even begin to describe the terrible sadness that comes over me when I think of that fact. You will meet him, look... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Dear Dad, I've been beating around the bush. Remember all those times you said that the only thing you would not tolerate from me was dishonesty? Well, I haven't been dishonest with you in these letters so far. But I have left some things out. Sooner or later I'll be brutally honest about the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Dear Dad, It seems like I've spent half my life these past few months on the phone. First to one doctor, then another, then running in circles from one social worker to another, trying to get you the care you need and not have my family fall apart in the process. It has been like being trapped in a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Dear Dad, Every time I leave your room, it seems like the hardest thing I will ever have to do. Today was no different. I keep thinking... Is this it? Is this the last conversation we will ever have? Did I tell you "I love you" enough? Did I resist all those selfish urges enough, give you everything... Sign in to see full entry.

About Dear Dad

In January of 2011, my dad was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of brain tumor currently known. It was the same cancer that killed senator Ted Kennedy only fifteen months after his diagnosis, despite access to the best available medical treatments. Today is January... Sign in to see full entry.

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