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Monthly Archives: October 2004


It’s been a rough week, and I’m getting the feeling looking at this blog that I should rename it “The Abbablog”…

the pilgrim

Abba passed away last night. He never really liked poetry, and so I never really shared mine with him. But for the last year he has kept a special poem by his side that, to him, was a comfort in his last days. Here is my version (with credits to the original, from the “Gates [...]

thinking about abba

I went to visit Abba today. As he told my mother this morning, “I’m just trying to stay alive.” Whenever I think about how I’d like to be famous and influential, I think about him and realize that there are greater judges of a life fully lived. Here are some of Abba’s views on marriage, [...]