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A March 14 Thing

March 14 will ever be a blue day in our home.  It will ever make me stop and think.  But the truth of the matter is, it is a day like any other.  And I miss Howard, as we all ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2015 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 12 Comments

Good Night, Goodbye

Howard left behind many who loved him, not all of whom you have read about here.   The stories I’ve chosen to tell are the ones I know something about.  All of us who knew and loved Howard experienced him in ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments

The Plague Years

We had to put the John Musker question countdown on hold this week since he's on deadline, but he'll be back next week. While we’re waiting for John, though, I want to share with you a great essay by Frank Bruni ...

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Posted on: March 18th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

March 14, 1991 – A Memory

I am not prepared, of course.  How could I be prepared?  The phone rings and I take a final quick sip of tea as I pick it ...

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Posted on: March 14th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 11 Comments

Happy Birthday

Howard’s birthday was May 17.  Other than his Bar Mitzvah, I don’t remember any of his childhood birthday parties being particularly memorable.  His Bar Mitzvah, was most decidedly memorable but we’ll get to that another day. I remember Howard’s 29th birthday ...

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Posted on: May 17th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 9 Comments

March 14, 1991, Twenty Years Ago Today

Howard died on March 14, 1991 – twenty years ago today.  For twenty years, Howard’s companion Bill, our good friend Nancy and I have called each other on March 14 and said some variation of, “I just thought I’d call.”  ...

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Posted on: March 13th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 7 Comments