Category Archives: The countdown

And the band played on!…

[from Linda] Thanks to all who shared in the great celebration of Chris’s life yesterday. The music – sounds of TaizĂ© and the Zenith Bayou Brass Band – brought joy and cheer to all. Concluded Matthew, rector at Trinity Church: … Continue reading

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Memorial Service

[from Linda] Chris’s memorial service will be held this Friday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Church (Ravenswood and Laurel) in Menlo Park. The photo that accompanies this post was taken by friend and photographer Gary Fong when Chris … Continue reading

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It's a wrap…

[from Linda] With the Giants in the lead – and they didn’t dare lose tonight! – Chris died peacefully shortly after 7:30 pm tonight. We’ll have more details about the memorial service and celebration service shortly. Thank you, thank you, … Continue reading

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The Downhilll

On the one hand, we’ve been busy – organizing and signing prints for the archive – some 500 so far – at the same time as the body is crashing in unprecedented fashion. I can only just walk as I … Continue reading

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Getting it all "together"

At 9AM this morning, a short parade of organized, and organizing people showed up on our doorstep. Leading the parade was Jacqui Bocian, a recommended organizational expert followed by Frances Freyberg a Menlo-based photographer who’s become a friend since Linda … Continue reading

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The way we are

The day has come: we’re now in a power wheelchair. It arrived yesterday and we’ve been trying to get the hang of driving it with its joystick control. So far, I’ve hit every wall in the house at least twice, … Continue reading

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After the fall

Earlier this year, I was still walking, unaided, sometimes unaccompanied and could usually go 1.5 miles and sometimes further (the year before it had been 4 miles solo). When I began falling a lot, I started using a walking stick, … Continue reading

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