Monthly Archives: August 2013

L. E. & Me

My father died in August of 2004, several weeks after I had a heart attack. He died of a heart attack, while he was on a date eating dinner in his favorite steak house. I remember seeing him in his … Continue reading

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Leave it to Priebus

I’ve been in Washington, DC so long I don’t take anything seriously anymore. But I do still greatly enjoy this town’s rich tradition of introducing comic characters, which the most insane fiction writer could never conceive. Like Reince Priebus, head … Continue reading

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Remembering Jesse

Our youngest son Jesse Aaron Vest would have been twenty-three years old today. He died a year and a half ago attending the University of San Francisco. I’ve been thinking about the afterlife lately. Mortality has been a recurring theme … Continue reading

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Firewall for the Truth

“Well you may think the world’s black and white And you’re dirty or you’re clean You better watch out you don’t slip Through them spaces in between” –Bruce Springsteen I’ve often thought that the Internet is amazing at helping us … Continue reading

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