Next Saturday is going to be tough. It’ll be six months since my dad passed away. On the other hand, there’s a neat symmetry. He left just after the shortest day, the Winter Solstice. I’m not a pagan, but that gave me some comfort.

Goodbye to 2018, and to my Dad

So 2018 is now in the rear-view mirror—and good riddance to it. While I did make some progress on personal stuff last year, it was overshadowed by my Dad’s terminal illness and the stress and strain of caring for him.

He passed away peacefully in the early hours of the 22nd December, at home with his family around him, as he had wished.

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