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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Gentry Lloyd Rowsey, 1941-2019

February 27, 2019, 1:00 pm

  My father died rather unexpectedly on February 16 at the age of 77.   When he moved in to the in-law unit of our house last summer, my wife and I understood that he had dementia, but he seemed physically fine. We thought he would last decades. Instead, according to the EMTs, he dropped dead at about 4pm on the 16th. He was discovered two hours later. The county coroner said that he died of “natural causes” and refused […]

Death Interrupts

February 21, 2019, 8:00 am

I had a post (in my mind) about Dar’s first trip to Yosemite in winter but…there’s been a death in our immediate family. No, not Dar. Will post later. Thanks for your loyalty, readers.

Bus Incidents

February 13, 2019, 12:48 pm

Have I told you about Dar’s bus incidents? Like the time he got suspended? I believe I said something almost in passing. But over this last weekend I was speaking with a fellow parent of an autistic child, and she was flabbergasted. She said that what happened to Dar could never possibly happen in Oakland (where her kid goes to school) without a major lawsuit. So I thought it might be worth it for me to dedicate an entire blog […]

More and fewer discussions

February 6, 2019, 12:14 pm

Coming back to blogging a bit… I really appreciated the level of appreciation for last week’s blog entry…thanks. One takeaway is that I’m probably not going to entirely walk away from Facebook anytime soon…support network and all that. I appreciated people saying that my email was dispositive. I want that to be true but…Dar’s screaming is becoming a bigger and bigger issue. I was recently talking with his home therapist about it. She asked me about the 5am wakeups: “is […]