the longest night

i hear the night rustling in trees and beyond hard beauty blue face of a lunar haze i feel my shape torn to a past gone and drawn to a fire of longer days a circle a square or the shape of my face a day or a night or a thousand tears simple touch…

This is Not a Eulogy: One Year After My Dad’s Suicide

A year ago today, my parents’ number appeared on my phone.  Gut instinct suggested it was bad news.  It was. When I arrived at their house 30 minutes later – the home where I grew up – three empty police cars ominously waited in the twilight hours on the normally quiet suburban cul-de-sac. The words…

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Present, Not Perfect: Eulogy and Letter to My Dad

Here is what I know:  On September 20, 2014, after struggling with ever-worsening pain and addiction, my dad took his own life. Here is what I don’t know:  Why he thought this was the only solution. The following eulogy, written by me, was graciously delivered by Rev. Carl Gnewuch during my dad’s memorial service at Prince of…