by Sam Juliano
My weekly post as always is a “diary” and as such my own seven day report is one of unspeakable grief, the worst I have ever experienced in my own life. My brother Joe’s beloved oldest son Brian, who lived several years with my father, shockingly passed away mid week at age 35 (he never woke up after complaining of chest pains) as a result of a long period of on an off drug abuse. Many efforts were made to remedy the problem, and he was in rehabs, but in the end the abuse affected his heart. This unspeakable tragedy leaves us all shaken to our cores.
On the other grief-stricken front I do speak to Allan everyday and almost always for long online conversations. His attitude has improved greatly and he has been immersing himself in movie talks and all the new releases. His treatment begins Wednesday, and I call on everyone to send on their best to a successful negotiation of the chemotherapy.
Thanks to all for the very kind words.
I honestly have nothing more to say at this time, other than to note I have been trying to divert by watching a bunch of discs Allan sent – mostly Japanese classics, and have been sharing my findings back with him – a practice that gives him some pleasure.