This week started with our wedding anniversary. My daughter, Phoebe, made us a chocolate espresso mousse cake (twice... the first one collapsed).
In the end it was awesome... And meant we had a frightening amount of chocolate cake in the house!
Then Tuesday afternoon we learned that Russ Dubisch, my father-in law had suffered a fatal heart attack.
Russ in New York, with Phoebe, Naomi and Mike
He was a genius. He worked at NASA in the space program, and was a physics
professor at Sienna College for years and years. Then came the brain eating monster we
call Alzheimers.... Watching him leave piece by piece has been terrible. He is missed.
"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut