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Monday, December 28, 2020

Everything Can Change In An Instant

Before today, the only time I seriously entertained the idea of abandoning my blog was immediately after being arrested for simple assault in August 2011. But as the shame of my impetuous behavior became more manageable weeks later, I resumed. Then, predictable rhythms and routines returned, that singular event grew less central in my thoughts, life plodded on.   

If today felt at all like any other day, today's post could have been like any other post - maybe glib, maybe crabby, maybe thoughtful. Instead, I'm struggling to picture how any predictable rhythms and routines will ever find their way back to me after today. And that includes my blog, even though it has been a continual source of solace to me. 

Everything can change in an instant.  


  1. I’m not sure what to say, other than expressing my sincere concern for you and your family. Our thoughts are with all of you while you go through this difficult time. Be well, Pat.

  2. Pat, predictable routines are comforting, aren't they?

    Replacement routines will show up. No guess as to what they will look like.

  3. My thoughts are with you as well. Sending you light, Ines

  4. love you dad.

    1. Love you right back in BIG bunches; you're my hero emotional intelligence-wise.