It turns out that last night my dad passed away. He'd been in very poor shape for a couple of years (on dialysis and with congenital heart disease), and the past week he was in the hospital and doing terribly, so it wasn't a shock. And he lived a long life, much longer than he expected -- he'll have been 95 next month. So, as sad as it is to lose anyone, he was around a good, long time and sharp to the end.
I'm off to Chicago later today. Happily, the elves are able to keep a watch on things, so all will be well on that end. I'm not sure about how regularly I'll be posting here for the next few weeks, in large part because of all the machinations that need to be done. However, I've actually already written a bunch of things that can be posted. And I might find that writing new pieces could be a good change-of-pace.
I'll have more about my dad later. For now, this below is a song that he and my mother grew to love about 10 years ago or so. It's the closing piece of music that starting a few years back they began ending the wonderful Midnight Special radio show with on WFMT in Chicago.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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