I found this picture while looking through old photos with my dad in. When I reflect on my dad, often my sister is in my thoughts, too.
Another milestone this week was my younger son, pictured here along with my dad, traveling with his mom to visit one of the colleges he is considering attending. A reminder that life is never all good or all bad, rather a complicated mix from moment to moment.
My Dad passed away a year ago, today. Been talking a lot with my older son, pictured here, about him and much else on the young man’s mind. I have not had an easy week as a father, or as a son. Yet I soldier on, trying to keep the best of my dad in my heart as well as patience and love for my sons.
Saw an Uzbek place on the way to dinner offering “Russian brunch”. Much speculation ensued, with the consistent punch line of caviar and vodka. Until somehow a sauna made its way into the gag, then I broke everyone by suggesting sauna, lutefisk, and aquavit.
How? How do you run out of galaktoboureko on Greek Easter Sunday? Our habitual spot started doing Sunday brunch recently, I guess they underestimated people’s appetite for Greek dessert.
Not going to lie. Best part of coming to #CraftBrewersCon is doing so with my partner. I’ve known her 25 years and thrilled she is joining me in this next chapter.
These past two weekends have been filled with family, friends, love and stories that will hopefully make me miss my dad a bit less, especially as I finally head home.
Making the best of a sad occasion. Was good to see my family and my Dad’s friends at his celebration of life last night. Today is some nice family time.
Feeding the hungry teens local, Cuba food before taking everyone to see a movie.