I haven’t really written much as of late. Yes, I have put up some posts related to Audiobook news but I don’t really count that as writing. I don’t count that because those posts are easy and don’t require much in the way of creativity. They are based on facts, what is on sale, when is it on sale, how long is it on sale, where is it on sale and so on. I can hammer out posts like those without much effort or enthusiasm. I don’t mean that to sound like I don’t want to write those posts only to say it doesn’t take a lot of motivation to get me to write one of those posts.
The last post I wrote that I put a lot of thought into and revealed something about myself was back on May the third. That’s a far cry from my stated goal from earlier this year to write something on this blog every day.
There is one question I have been asked more often than any other since my dad passed away last week. The phrasing is not always the same but it comes down to this:
How are you holding up?
My answer to that question has been exactly the same every time I have been asked.
I’m hanging in there.
Here is the video of the Eulogy I gave for my father at his funeral yesterday. It clocks in at just over 22 minutes which is longer than I thought when I was speaking.
It is with much sadness but also some relief that I must announce that my father, Ivan Trowbridge, passed away at approximately 5 PM central time today (Wednesday: April 13, 2016) at the family home. Dad was surrounded by his wife of 40 years, my mother Marie, all of his children, his grandchildren and his three sisters.
I am back from Sioux Falls. I actually got back from Sioux Falls at about 8 PM on Friday night but was too busy and then too tired to write a post about all that has gone on over the past few days.
My dad was transported to the emergency room via ambulance earlier this morning. He is not doing well. He is very jaundice right now and has elected to stop chemo treatments not that they could have given him chemo in his current condition.
I know that I am currently dealing with a lot of issues, some of which are described here. I’ve written about some, intend to write about others and am keeping some to myself. Yes, dear reader, I actually do hold some things back in these entries. I try to be as open as I can be about my current mood problems, past battles with depression, experiences as a visually impaired individual and my struggle to find love. But that doesn’t mean I share everything.
The other day, I pondered what a future employer might think of me if they were to stumble upon this blog and my entries from early 2016. However, I don’t intend to change what I write about because there is a chance that these entries might help someone. Maybe someone will read them and think that they’re not alone and decide to press on and fight their battles. That may be naive or over-inflating the impact that these things might have but it is a chance I’m willing to take.