"A small, good thing...", someone once said. Last week, SKIP went into it's second printing over at Perceval Press. For those of you who have been asking for copies, they are now again available through Perceval and through David Newsom Photography.
Also, a word to those who've been keeping tabs on the story of my dad and his common-law wife, Jean: My family and I wanted to thank you for your support, good vibes and salient thoughts. Navigating elder-care is a dirty secret in our culture, and most families are hit with all it's awesome responsibilities like a tsunami. Our personal story, while difficult, often surreal, and heavy with grace, is not unusual, and it has caused me to ponder the power, or lack thereof, of these cyber communities. So, as we go forward, I'll be posting images, stories and words, as well as useful links, because I have to believe that this technology is actually working, that it is up to something more than providing cheap entertainment and the best deals on new stuff.
In the meantime, keep a good thought for dad and Jean and all the other folks who've been master of their lives - decade after decade - and are now contending with the process of handing power over to strangers, the next generation, and the unknown. It's not for sissies.