Category: Stella

  • May 25, 2014: Stella’s Last Gift

    “I need to tell you something before you go to sleep.” “What is it? Are you feeling ok? Do you need anything?” “No, listen. I think this is it. I don’t think I’ll wake up in the morning.”

  • December 8, 2013: Crashing

    You’re riding through the desert and on top of the world. Everything is going perfect. You feel at one with the bike. The air is crisp and cool and you revel in the understanding that you are having an experience that very few will ever understand. You hammer away at the pedals, up and down […]

  • November, 24, 2013: At Least You’ve Got Meatballs

    As human beings, we have a natural desire to comfort others. We want to find the right words that will ease a friend’s pain. Especially with men, if something’s broken, we want to say something that will fix it. We’re not that great at silent empathy. So when there is a great pain, many people […]

  • November 21, 2013: Shiva – The Rabbi’s Visit

    Here’s another story from the shiva that people seemed to like. Rabbi Singer is our (I guess “my,” but it just seems wrong to write that) spiritual mentor from Potomac, Maryland. But he is much more than our (again, I’ll just leave it I guess) “Rabbi.” He is one of the wisest and funniest people […]

  • November 20, 2013: Shiva

    Shiva week is over. The chairs and guests, and food have been put away. The home that was turned into a medical clinic and then a synagogue is slowly being transformed back into a home. There were many amazing stories that were told about Stella over the week. This one was my daughters’ favorites: I […]

  • November 17, 2013: Saying Goodbye

    November 17, 2013: Saying Goodbye

    I can’t sleep. I just ate half a loaf of chocolate babka with enough sugar to keep me going for a week. So I think now would be the right time for me to write what happened from my perspective. I warn you first, this post may get rough. The lyrics that I have put […]

  • November 8, 2013: I Need Your Prayers

    Friends, I need you to pray for Stella right now. I don’t care what language or faith you pray in, I need your prayers. But before you respond. Before you “like” or tell me you are on it, I need you to hear something. There’s a catch. A very difficult catch. I do not want […]

  • November 4, 2013: Laughter in Hell

    I’m in hell. We all are. There’s no other way to describe it. Stella continues to deteriorate and we really don’t know when this will end. But I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, I’m going to tell you a few stories. I love these stories: Because they’re true, because they reflect how remarkable […]

  • October 30, 2013: The Post Without a Title

    I’ve been meaning to post for awhile. I just have not been able to find the right words to express what is going on. There are some situations that are truly beyond words. And it feels that the nightmare within a nightmare within a nightmare that we are now in twenty-four hours/day is one of […]

  • October 4, 2013: Big Sweaty Hugs

    I have been spending a lot of time with Stella and it is time that I really cherish. Every minute, day and night. And that will never change. But sometimes I do miss doing regular stuff. Which for me means running along crazy rocky trails all through the night. But I have to be honest. […]