I wrote awhile back of visiting my friends, John Keller and Lesley Harrison up in Volcano, CA for John's BDay party. John passed away on March 5 and few of us knew that the party was a last, conscious farewell. John was a Vietnam vet who suffered the chemical impact of that drama, so his blood cancer probably was a direct link.
What I have learned from spending time with numerous family and friends in Hospice these last few years is that I feel pummeled. Couple that with the mindless, feral resistance from conservatives over decent health care, and I am almost beyond hope.
But, at the end of the day, I miss my friend.