Anniversary; time to remember. The thing is, I never forgot. Hell, I kept the voice mail on my cell phone, the one from my half-sister that said "Dad's taken a turn" for weeks. I listened to it a few times before finally deleting it. I guess I wanted to relive those moments because, while they were filled with tension, they also ticked by while Dad was still alive.

Now he isn't, and in a handful of hours it will be exactly 365 days since we started keeping time this way. It was really hard at first. It got easier. Then it got hard again. It's not fun right now, but it's not bad. I don't know what else to say at the moment, but Dad still has some words for us.

In honor of my father, I am happy to present another episode in The Kid series, "A Taste of the Grape".