For those of you who missed the post describing the disgrace that was my father's funeral, I am sorry. I had to take it down. It was just that ugly.
It is time for me to let you in on something else: I am considering closing this blog. Far too long, it has been about nothing but badness, and as I look into the future, I don't see anything but more badness. I am not sure that writing about it is the right thing to do. In fact, I am sure it is not.
If I make this decision (as I imagine I soon will) I will draft a final post and remove the blog. If I start blogging again under a new URL, I feel pretty sure you'll find me.
Thank you again to all of you. This outlet has been the bright spot in the worst year of my life, and all the support you all have shown me has given me hope. I have really needed it, and I could have gotten this kind, the blog kind, your kind, from nowhere else.