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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Chronicles, No. 1

Every Day is a New Beginning.

In 20 days we're moving from Salem, Massachusetts (population ~40,000, 18 square miles) to Pomfret, Connecticut (population ~4,000, 40 square miles).

I've been married a little over 5 years. My wife's name is Linda.  She's so wonderful.

We adopted our son, Max, at birth in November 2007.  He's a happy whirling dervish.

We lost our other son, Leo,  stillborn one month before his due date in July 2009 - just over a month ago.

I've been unemployed since December 2008.

Yesterday morning, August 2009, my wife and I signed documents with our attorney with the intention of declaring bankruptcy.

I am training for a marathon, my first, in October 2009. Many of the training miles are run in minimalist footwear called Vibram Five Fingers.

I am 'this close' to becoming a vegetarian.

I turn 40 in 112 days.

And I am looking forward to what comes next.

Stay tuned.


BonjourBruxelles said...

count me as a fan, frequent visitor, reader, etc., and one that looks forward to additional chronicles, volumes, and the like. Always said you rite real good.

Kristina said...

and they lived happily ever after...this too will pass...and around the bend lays...what? love for one another is all that really matters in the end...that has been my reality...

susan weldon said...

“Do you like my hat?”

"Yes, I do!

What a hat! I like it! I like that party hat!”

"Good bye."

"Good bye."

bgirl said...

DR, you are super funny & innovative; I can't wait until this morphs into a national TV show. I want in for tix when you get Bono. thanks.

and thanks for sharing.

best wishes for the new stage in your life career.

Steve Gordon said...

Ringer, Sorry to hear about your loss and I would go for the vegetarian thing. I have been vegan since March after going back to being a vegetarian in January. The difference is night and day.

Cyd said...

Now I want your hat as well as your shoes. (The shirt's pretty cool, too.)