LEO (July 23–Aug. 22): I did a good job of raising my daughter. She turned out to be a thoughtful, intelligent adult with high integrity and interesting skills. But I’m not sure my parenting would have been as effective if I’d had more kids. I discussed this issue with Nathan, a guy I know. His six offspring are all grown up, too. “How did you do it?” I asked him. “Having just one child was a challenging job for me.” “I’ll tell you my secret,” Nathan told me. “I’m a bad father. I didn’t work very hard on raising my kids. And now they never let me forget it.” In the coming weeks and months, Leo, I recommend that you pursue my approach in your chosen field, not Nathan’s. Aim for high-quality intensity rather than scattershot quantity.
You have to sign a form saying you authorize your body to be cremated- knowing it will destroy the body.
I have been working on the paperwork- I finalized it today. Tim, the man from the cremation society, was seriously surprised how young I was.
It’s filed under his name and DOB.
I filled out my Dad’s vital statistics on his death certificate today. I had to laugh. Isn’t how I expected spending my Saturday mornings.
Mom: “al, did you have wine this morning?”
Dad: “yes, because I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Wine goes well with peanut butter.”
My Dad is spelling tough: tuff
I finding it endearing
Could I be so consumed by death that I am forgetting to live?
Love you. I know you have a lot on your plate but make sure you take some time just for you today and every day.