Friday, May 19, 2017

My Dad is Dying

My Awesome dad is dying.  This picture was taken May 11, 2017, it was his last good day.  He has slipped the last 2 months.  We were celebrating my birthday and he became disoriented, lost motor control and he spent 3 weeks in a rehab. 
He has been stubborn about nourishment and it caught up to him.  He is suffering from Parkinson's and dementia.  He made his end of life wishes clear.  He received his final sacraments Tuesday, home hospice is involved.  I await his joining the universe.
He saw to it I finished college, he sacrificed to keep his family doing well, long after we were 18, he loved his wife, depended on her and took her on trips around the world.  He dedicated his life to helping others through the Knights of Columbus.  I will forever be in his debt     

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Elton John

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A new year and the summer of my content

Been sleeping late of late.  This is not booze fueled, but a result of staying up late watching reruns, a pointless endeavor.   At the ER with the DA, her neck hurts and she is waiting for a muscle relaxer shot, MA is sick at home , tired from the holidays, but might be sick, I got her Ginger Ale and chicken and chicken soup, my dad not wanting to be left out wanted canned pears.  It's hump day for the workers, for the retirement group, just another day.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Its all over but the shouting, the people have spoken.  Minorities and unpopular religions are fearful, and I've believed that "Make America great again" meant "Make America WHITE again" the hatred I've seen is now legitimate, time for me to change my post retirement.  May we all fight for our rights.  Time for a healthy bowl of pinapple.

Friday, October 28, 2016

My Letter of Resignation

Cc: Martinez, S, GOV, GOV <>
Sent: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 5:18 pm
Subject: Good bye

Ma I made Parole
After 28 ¼ years of service in the same building, it is with regret and excitement that I am retiring.  I have met many wonderful people since starting on June 27, 1988, and I will Miss driving down Lomas and watching the TIWA building appear like an Aztec Temple surrounded by parking lots

I will miss the people, the kids who visited and whom I saw grow up from a baby to a college student or a mom in some cases.  I will miss the comradery, the esprit de corps that used to unite us, the stories I overheard about your weekends that made me blush and decide to wear headphones when I was in FMB, the jovial laughter, the celebrations for birthdays, weddings, births, and in a few cases those that left this world far too early.

All my life when I heard bad news, I was told that when one door closes, another opens, and in my case, many doors are opening.  I am leaving sooner than I planned but I will be able to assist my parents so I can pay back the life and gifts I received from them.  If you think your kid is or was hard to raise, imagine what my parents had to go through with me.

Don’t be afraid to set sail for uncharted waters, God Bless you all, I hope you enjoyed the Danny V experience and understand I did my job to the best of my skills, it isn’t fun to say no, if you have hard feelings towards me, please understand that to quote my mentor Zaphod Beeblebrox “you don’t have Richard Nixon to kick around anymore”

Peace to you all, Chale on, it’s always darkest before the dawn, and Metallica forever
It was a blast

So long and thanks for all the fish

Thank you all for the experience of knowing you


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Retirement in 14 days

I retire in 14 days, almost packed , no one in charge has said anything