Zuzu Classic

A Brush with the Morgue

The assistant took the paper wipe from my hand and, to this day I remember this most clearly. She said, “Don’t worry, there’s somebody here at all times. She won’t be alone. And we never turn the lights out, so she won’t be in the dark.”

We were supposed to go to Italy. We ended up in Wales after the car exploded... that's another story.

How Do You Qualify for Father’s Day?

I considered this question every year with the expectation that the answer will become more obviously, “Nope, not any more. There is a statute of limitations on this one, and it’s now past due.”

On Being Questioned Over the Death of a Child – Part 1

I was living in Sydney, Australia the day that my daughter died of a combination of pneumonia, a badly administered anaesthetic following dentistry work and her disability. She died in the room next to mine. I discovered her in the morning.