Colonel Abrams

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« Yesterday I recorded in my voice the words of Trent Fitzgerald a tribute to the life of Colonel Abrams. In addition to having an emotional experience comparing to attending a funeral it validated a personal experience. I had three events coupled with a sense of emotional loss happen in a relatively short period of my middle-age life: ONE: first marriage failed TWO: career crashed THREE: son, David, died. Two of the events happened without a rite-of-passage ceremony, and one came with a funeral and relatively abundant outpouring of condolences. The condensed tribute to Colonel Abrams shows the same. Colonel’s medical and financial problems slid him into homelessness, and eventually death. News of Colonel’s death trended on twitter, but his slide into homelessness was not noticed. Fans express sadness in Colonel’s death with no mention of knowing he was homeless prior to his death. I can’t reconcile this observation into a coherent point . . . I can only say it’s sad, and I felt this sadness for Colonel’s decline into homelessness and his death. »» about me 302-990-2346 nearlincoln@hotmail.com contact us

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About Tom Doody

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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