Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sail On, Jimmy, Sail On

My first cousin, Jimmy, passed away Sunday evening, as a result of a losing battle against brain cancer. He bought a year of life by paying for the pain of chemotherapy. I will be in Houston, tomorrow, through Friday. Sheesh. I wish I could see El Capitan, but things will be hectic as it is. I know you all understand how this "suckiest" part of life is, but it remains a huge part and I must do the needful.

Tell your loved ones, you love them; even if they are your first cousins and you haven't spoken with them in 30 yeArrrs - life is short; I am reminded of Paul Simon's musical query, "Why am I so soft in the middle, when life is so hard?"