Another fine lady passed away after her struggle with the cancer. Cousin John’s Mom passed yesterday morning. She was a champ thorough it all. John, and Mariss, and Kelly: you all know I’m so very sorry about your (our) loss. I am happy to have known her, and I’ll think of her whenever I walk out of someone’s house with a can of coke for the drive.

they say that we make our own families as adults, and I’ve been so blessed with the family of friends that I’ve created. the deaths of two of my dear friends mothers in the last couple of weeks has emphasized to me how much each one of my friends means to me, and how truly important it is to be there for each other. I guess I figure that’s why we’re on this earthship cruising through space: we’re here to love one another, and to make the journey as comfortable for each other as we can.