Category: Living

Each moment is different. Here are some of mine.

… echoes …

for some reason, perhaps because this is my first big loss, I thought the funeral would “make things better.” it didn;t occur to me that I felt that way until afterward, when it didn’t. … I did my hardest weeping…

… And we’re back.

Well, here’s the column. NOW I can go on. ;-) ……………………………………… How I spent my summer vacation By Neal Ross Monday night, I told my wife, Ann, “When I go back to work tomorrow, the medical hell of the past…

frontal dispatch

I am now trying to write a 15-inch column about the Summer of Tzuris, at my newsdesk, on a new iMac, while hordes of people are giving me intermittent hugs and questions on my first day back at work. It’s…

Two Towers, Two Tasks

FOR SOME REASON, THREE SIGNIFICANT dates fell out fairly close together recently: Sonoma’s first (?) 9/11 commemoration, Simchat Torah and the autumnal equinox. The first marks the end of American innocence; the second, the annual restarting of the synagogic Torah…

Huntenpecken

Quick post-Shabbat update (apols in advanmce for the typing, as I am too tired to go get my patch from the dining room: 1) Consulted a friend of mine who used to be in th e IDF re: Thiursday’s incident…

But wait…

SO my eye doctor tells me yesterday that he has NO IDEA what’s causing the misalignment, and is referring me to whiever of the two Big Name Medical Centers (either the University of California, San Francisco or Cal/Pacific) will be…

Or Hapanim

Tomorrow, Ann and I go off to the Reform movement’s Santa Cruz Kallah, for a few days of study, prayer, eating, schmoozing and sleeping. She’s driving; I’m walking with a cane. (She’s already (and quite rightly) accused me of having…

Afterwards, Sleepy

Email to friends: Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:25:32 -0700 (PDT) Baruch atah H’, hatov v’hameitiv. To be brief, since I have to get back into bed (my wiufe is growling at me, and rightly so) — The cancer is…

Calm Before the Knife

The weird thing is, I’m still trying to figure out why I’m not SCARED. I often think I’m too stupid to realize when my life, reputation, or other reality-anchors are in danger. I mean, I experienced the certainty of death…

Impatient Patient

Well, two weeks after the diagnosis, and I’m waiting another week for the surgery. I actually could have had it done sooner (like last week) had I elected to have it done in Petaluma (where my new urologist is based),…