Finally on my way #home.
death, burial, hometown feels
I'm… "home". I grew up in this town. This town made me. Yet, all I see are miserable people here living small lives with small ambitions.
Not much has changed in 18 years. A few store fronts. I could probably still catch the 101 bus from stop B to my old house.
I'm glad my mum is being buried with my dad but she was better than this town. She dreamed bigger, lived bigger, than this town ever allowed.
It was a good place to grow up, a better place to get away from.
Death, sex, not that way
Today would've been the 13th wedding anniversary with my first wife. Instead — 12 years after she passed away — it is my mothers funeral.
My wife was 25 years older than my 19 years when we met and my aunt had… reservations: "She just wants him for sex".
My mother told her: he's 19 years old, if it's love, great. But, he *is* 19 years old, if its just for sex, GREAT!
Just started reading Broad Band: The Untold Story of The Women Who Built the Internet, and I thoroughly enjoyed the intro! I think this is going to be good! http://a.co/ifWOmF8
I have been so immediately captivated by Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, I'm ~40/100 pages in and it's so good! /cc @ellotheth
OK y'all, look at this picture of my parents, probably the late 70s. ❤️#oldskoolcool
You know… all you metric folks who lord it over us US Standard using folk like we're some back country rubes, at least WE don't just up and decide we can change MEASUREMENTS with a VOTE: http://www.npl.co.uk/news/international-system-of-units-overhauled-in-historic-vote
So, my mum just passed away. I feel like I should feel different. I knew this was coming since I lost my dad when I was 11, and I was fortunate to have 22 more years with my mum.
My mum taught me so much about being a good person, about loving people no matter what. She didn't teach me tolerance, but instead she taught me about acceptance without limits.
I love you Mum, thank you. ❤️
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