I have a LOT of feelings about the COVID-19 outbreak and the paranoia and media coverage surrounding it. It's dredged up a lot of memories of my dad, and of his fight in ICU in December 2013-January 2014. COVID-19 Coronavirus / CDC A month after he was admitted, we were suddenly without my dad. He… Continue reading The 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak: Keeping It In Perspective
The Weight of Knowing
I'm on a journey. It's a journey of Life After Dad. I'm also on a weight-loss journey. I joined Weight Watchers in late January, around the time of Dad's passing, and went to my first meeting in mid-February. I've lost a total of 13.2 lbs. since joining, and have recorded 6.2 lbs. of weight loss… Continue reading The Weight of Knowing
The Happy Stretch: Christmas and My Birthday
Growing up, I always enjoyed the time between Christmas and my birthday in early February. During that five-and-a-half week stretch, I would enjoy the Christmas holidays while out of school, followed by New Year's. Then, I would start planning my birthday party and birthday wish list based on what I didn't get on my Christmas… Continue reading The Happy Stretch: Christmas and My Birthday
Eulogizing My Father, David E. Record Jr.
On January 24, 2014, just 10 days before my 31st birthday, I lost my amazing dad. After 42 years of marriage to my mom and a career that took him from hospital accountant to COO, my dad's life ended at age 62. In the span of a month, Dad went from healthy to gone, after… Continue reading Eulogizing My Father, David E. Record Jr.