Thanks for all your kind words, people. Sadly, my mom has passed, peacefully in the early hours this morning. It’s sort of a relief as she was struggling so hard, whether conscious or in a sedated state. Imagine not having enough air to breathe and that’s what she was going through. I wasn’t able to be there in her final hours but I’m expecting funeral arrangements will be underway by this weekend or next. The only problem now is me getting there with this Snowstorm Of The Decade expected to hit on Friday when I fly out of DC to Wisconsin. My plane leaves early in the morning so I hope to get out before the snow hits.


  1. FearsomeBeard says:

    My condolences to you and to your family. I hope that your travels are safe.
    Fearsome Beard

  2. Trachalio says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jim.

  3. Tim Mc says:

    That’s sad to hear but I am glad it was peaceful. I wish you safe travels, and hope that your family will find some peace together in your loss. My most sincere condolences.

  4. David C says:

    I have enjoyed reading your blog over the years.
    I am sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My condolences to you and to your family. I hope that the storm does not disrupt your travels are safe.


  5. Lee says:

    My condolences Jim. Safe travels and we’ll raise a glass to her memory when you get back.

  6. Mike says:

    My condolences Jim. Get home soon and safely.

  7. TED says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Safe travels.

  8. Jon says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the passing of time and wonderful memories help to heal your broken heart.

  9. mike/ says:

    so sorry to hear your sad news. will be thinking of you and sending energy…

  10. Jim says:

    I so very sorry for your loss and hope you and your family take strength from each other.

  11. David says:

    Very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I hope you are able to make it to WI safely.

  12. napoleonva says:

    Safe travels. Sorry for your loss.

  13. rusty57 says:

    Dorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to you and all your mom’s family and friends.

  14. brettcajun says:

    I know we give each other a hard time, but I am sincerely sorry about losing your Mom. It’s sad losing a parent. Keep you chin up. Big Hug.

  15. Paul Hayes says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Having lost both my parents as well, my heart goes out to you. Reading your blog for years and never reached out until now to let you know you seem like a great guy. I appreciate your spirit of adventure and enjoy reading about you journeys. Keep you spirits up and know something will come up for work. Until then enjoy the days without a suite.