Sunday, February 26, 2006
an afternoon at Doc Annis's wake ... met up with mom & meg & beth
& rihab ... found mike greenwell in from s.f. .. ran into a handful
of past students ... charlie d. ... kevin o. ... and of course
the wonderful annis clan ... compliments of doc and steph ...
can't remember when i last met mike & tim ... we were kids ...
ach ... but now i'm old & tired & am staring down the barrel of
another monday ... and there's plenty to do before then ... more
when i'm more ... coherent
Saturday, February 25, 2006
is a pretty crazy word
Friday, February 24, 2006
news from mom on the death of an old family friend ...Raymond L. Annis, M.D.
81. At rest Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at his late residence,
with his family at his side. Born in Joliet and a lifelong resident.
Served two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy during WWII and again
with the U.S. Air Force in the mid 1950's. Graduate of Joliet
Catholic High School Class of 1943, he attended Brown University
and graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in
1950. Retired from Joliet Medical Group in December of 1989 following
40 years of dedicated service as an Ob/Gyn. Member of St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church, Joliet Evening Lions Club, De LaSalle
Joliet Catholic High School Alumni Association, Will-Grundy Medical
Clinic, Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home Board Member, and the
Joliet Elks Lodge #296. Dr. Annis dedicated his time and talents
to many charitable organizations including fundraising for Catholic
education. He was an avid fisherman and woodworker.
Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Stephanie
(nee Leck) Annis of Joliet; beloved father of John S. (Mary) Annis
of Joliet, Michael (Kim Megaro) Annis of Colleyville, TX, Timothy
(Mikki) Annis of Bourbonnais, IL, R. Scott (Dr. Dayna Schwarz)
Annis of Shorewood, Mary Beth (Bill) Macfarlane of Shorewood and
Lynn (Tony) Zajda of Plainfield; devoted grandfather of Christopher,
Melissa, Thomas, John, Jeffery, Amber, Stephanie, Kevin, Katherine,
Claire, Devin and Darren Annis, Michelle, Sarah and Mathew Macfarlane,
Emily, Ann and Ellen Zajda; also survived by his sister-in-law,
Patricia Leck of Joliet; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents,
John and Mabel (nee Sevarence) Annis and one brother, John.
The Annis Family would like to extend their sincere
appreciation to caregivers, Diane Richards, Diane Kijewski and
Louise Simmons, the caring and supportive staff of Joliet Area
Community Hospice, Dr. Cataldo and his nurse, Kathy, and Dr. Yi
and his nurse, Carol.
Funeral Services for Raymond
L. Annis, M.D. will be Monday, February 27, 2006 at 9:15 a.m.
from the funeral home to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
for a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment
Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials in his name to Joliet Area Community
2-8 p.m. at:
FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME
3200 Black At Essington Rds., Joliet
information: (815) 741-5500
Joliet Herald News
bands were strong ... these are not yr daddy's old high school
garage bands ... the musical craft ... stage presence ... confident
delivery ... big musical ideas ... made for a really good evening
... to pick out the influences ... i heard some dave matthews,
pixies, modern lovers (j. richman too), (or was it weezer?), dylan
& the band, hendrix, sonic youth, & some general jazz fusing ...
and the current sound to which i can't attach a name because i'm
too much a geezer ... fun ... left before hearing who won
Thursday, February 23, 2006
of the bands tonight ... a big mess of carmel talent on display
... 7pm ... i resisted the call to be a chaperone ... but i'll
be there for as much as i can bear
... why am i just finding this? (kids these
are writing an in-class essay ... i am reading wise blood
and "some aspects of the grotesque in southern fiction"
... in advance of tomorrow's class ... first use of flannery o'connor's
... what might be the opposite of this? if one is not a seer?
if one chooses not to see? or if one is unable to see past a certain
point? or if one thinks any poem worth being a poem is some effort
to see something? even (is it dead yet?) flarf ... even (especially?)
vispo ... even ... ? seeing surfaces and seeing surfaces as provocations
... ? or not seeing much of anything at all?
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
... a student (not mine) project
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
natural or normal course of human growing up must begin with some
sort of rebellion against one's parents, for it is clearly impossilbe
to grow up if one remains a child. But the child, in the process
of rebellion and of achieving the emotional and economic independence
that rebellion ought to lead to, finally comes to understand the
parents as fellow humans and fellow sufferers, and in some manner
returns to them as their friend, forgiven and forgiving the inevitable
wrongs of family life. That is the old norm.
The new norm, according to which the child leaves
home as a student and never lives at home again, interrupts the
old course of coming of age at the point of rebellion, so that
the child is apt to remain stalled in adolescence, never achieving
any kind of reconciliation or friendship with the parents. Of
course, such a return and reconciliation cannot be achieved without
the recognition of mutual practical need. In the present economy,
however, where individual dependences are so much exterior to
both household and community, family members often have no practical
need or use for one another. Hence the frequent futility of attempts
at a purely psychological or emotional reconciliation."
Wendell Berry, "The Work
of Local Culture" in What Are People For?
Monday, February 20, 2006
Happy Birthday, John Murphy!!
best and onlyest older brother
i'll ever get in this life ...
you have many more! and good ones!
[ A is for
Apple.net ] ... this
is really cool & thinkable if you've got a fast connection
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