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Jun.18.2013
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All, by Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Roy Blount Jr., Mitch Albom, James McBride, Ridley Pearson, Matt Groening, Greg Iles, Sam Barry, and Roger McGuinn has been unleashed upon the world. Hard Listening is an...
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May.24.2013
A year ago my late wife, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, died from breast cancer. Every death leaves a void; Kathi’s left a mile-wide canyon. She touched lives wherever she went, and she went everywhere she could. She was a connector; she brought people together and united them in fun and creativity. I can...
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Nov.22.2012
There is a saying—“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”—which is neither true nor helpful. In the last few years I was diagnosed with colon cancer, which, thankfully, was caught in time. After treatment, I recovered and went back to work, and on I went. Then my wife Kathi was diagnosed...
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Sep.05.2012
                I am spending a week at Rancho La Puerta, a lovely health resort with a spiritual bent that meant a lot to my late wife Kathi Kamen Goldmark. Once a year we came here to teach classes on writing and...
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Aug.18.2012
A quiet moment of love for a friend gone way too soon.   Happy 64th birthday, Kathi Kamen Goldmark. Somewhere in time and space, I'm over at your place, you're playing the Eggplant and I'm playing my Wanton Brown, and Sam Barry is pounding on the piano and switching over to play some righteous...
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Jun.28.2012
In homage to Kathi Kamen Goldmark, who died in May, Sherith Israel on California Street was festooned on Monday with all things leopard - pin-on ribbons, programs, tablecloths, napkins and plates - and crowded with folks who had heeded the gathering announcement's note ("sequins, leopard print...
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Jun.27.2012
Yesterday I was on a crowded bus, heading towards Powell Street BART. I was coming back from visiting my dad, who is having surgery today. I was checking my news feed when I saw a headline: Nora Ephron dead at 71. When I first read it I thought no, must be a mistake. But it was confirmed by the...
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Jun.13.2012
The sun rises over San Francisco. The fog rolls in. Night comes. Another day slips by. I’m not sick, but I feel like I am. There was an explosion and I lost half my brain. I can’t focus. My appetite is gone and bright lights hurt my eyes. I am paralyzed by sadness, pain, and fear. I’ve...
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Jun.01.2012
I learned of Kathi Kamen Goldmark's death by text message, which arrived while we were traipsing merrily north along Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The wind was blowing hot, the sun was blazing and we were popping in and out of stores, where everything was available but a place to howl. Then...
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Jun.01.2012
This is a eulogy that’s been burning away inside since last Thursday morning, when Sam Barry posted up that his wonderful wife Kathi, who’d been battling cancer for the past couple of years, had died. My sister, my friend. Kathi and I actually met fairly recently, as such things are defined in the...