The saddest is when it’s a child

When it’s a child, when the family is tangibly real to you, when you know the parent. What to say to them when their child dies by suicide… The saying is real: A parent should never have to experience the death of their child. I simply cannot imagine the horrific thoughts, reactions, parents experience… Continue Reading “The saddest is when it’s a child”

Comedian Richard Jeni – A Big Heaping Pile of Me

I had just watched (an obvious re-airing of) Richard Jeni’s 2005 cable special “A Big Heaping Pile of Me” in early ’07. Lou and I had decided that he was good (in our book), funny, and that we should keep track of coming specials and performances of his. Funny how that went down. As it … Continue Reading “Comedian Richard Jeni – A Big Heaping Pile of Me”

PA State Treasurer Bud Dwyer Commits suicide on TV

Bud Dwyer commits suicide on live TV. Not that I have or had any connection to Pennsylvania or anything on that day. But I do remember that morning of the live TV airing of him offing himself. The TV was on in the dayroom in the company barracks. I was in Korea and had gone to the barracks (I lived in the NCO barracks … Continue Reading “PA State Treasurer Bud Dwyer Commits suicide on TV”