Update: My father died today. He was 96 years old and had been in the hospital/home since mid February when he fell and broke his hip. There is no sorrow here as he was miserable and talked about nothing but wanting to die for the last three weeks. Two days ago he said, "If I could just die, I'd be the happiest man alive." He didn't see the humor in it, but I did. He was a difficult person, but we got along really well for the last 15-20 years, and he was always there for me when I really needed him. Who will save my ass now? Thanks so much to everyone who helped me out in any way the last six weeks. It's been difficult, but I'm so glad my daughter and I were there for him during this time (I moved into his house to take care of him). And thanks to all the amazing people who help me care for him -- especially my Doctor, Dr. Arzoo and the hospice care he helped me get. The hospice workers were truly amazing! Some of the kindest people I've ever met.
I believe I have solved one of the great questions facing modern atheism — what to say when someone sneezes. From now on, I'm going with, "good sneeze!"
UPDATE: They say that when it rains, it pours. And that seems to be the case for me this last 12 months. Several weeks ago, I was informed that the company I was working for could no longer afford to keep me on. Which meant that I would have to move again (this coming week, actually). Then, three weeks ago, my 96-year old father fell and broke his hip. He had surgery, then developed pneumonia, a UTI, and extremely low blood pressure which has kept him from recovering and getting his legs back under him. That has completely taken over my life as I am one of only two relatives in the area (and now his guardian). And now, it looks like I'm going to have to move in to take care of him (I guess the job thing was quite fateful). So I'm asking for your patience. I have a terrific piece (20 minutes long) which is kind of my magnum opus regarding my opposition to religion. I also have Deity stuff that I need to get produced. But I may not get one of each (Mr. Deity and a Way of the Mister) out this month. Thanks again for all your support. I'm always so touched by your concern and well-wishes when posting something like this. It's truly amazing!