chemo & birthday tomorrow

Today my mother said she’s receiving chemotherapy for her Sjogren’s and other autoimmunes. I’m a derp when it comes to medicine, so I asked if cancer was also involved—but she set me straight. So my mom could be visiting me in September bald. She promises me she’s okay, yet it’s still weird watching my mother…

a week with my dad

My father visited for five days, since last Monday evening. I just dropped him off at the train station earlier today, then plugged away at the Lands Above and Lands Below: Novel Notes for my next book project. But first, the visit with my dad!: in no particular order, we went to the water park, the…