Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

My Father Lived Too Long For One Reason…

He loved my mother so much.

Dad, just before heart valve surgery, Dec. 31, 2015, Photo by the author

I’ve never met anyone who exuded more zest for life than my father. So, when he told me that it just didn’t seem worth it anymore, I knew he was suffering. Certainly, his mental acuity had been slipping of late. And, for someone who prided himself on a quick and precise memory, that was a pervasive source of aggravation.

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Rand Bishop

Rand Bishop

Rand Bishop is a Grammy nominated songwriter, activist, and the author of five books. His latest is TREK: My Peace Pilgrimage in Search of a Kinder America.