You can’t escape home (with an update on 8/24/2013)

UPDATE: My father lost his battle with cancer this morning - August 24, 2013. Thankfully, he went without pain and with nothing left undone. At the end of the day, we can ask for nothing less, can we? I wasn't going to go back there. Not now, anyway. Or not ever, if I could help it. I'd left Michigan 23 years ago. Left to move towards something, of course. But also away from plenty of bad memories & toxic behaviors. And while there were also good memories mixed in with the bad, or relationships that were decidedly non-toxic - there was nothing really compelling to lure me back home. Or so I thought. And so I kept telling myself. But this time? The undertow [Read more...]