The name comes from my dream of opening my own dive bar: The Swandive. Until I do – I'm serving the Lord, instead of beer.

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  • RIP: the swandiveFor those of you who know, I have had the blog “The Swandive” since 2006. I have loved it, been on-again and off-again with it, even hated it at times. It has at times been more than a blog—its been both a dream and an identity. Tod...
  • the first of the firsts
    on Sep 23, 2010 in Grief
    Today is a big day for my family; it’s the first of the firsts. Today would be 26 years that my dad and Des would be married. It is the first special/big/holiday-type day of the many, many more to come. Its not my anniversary—its theirs&#...
  • wrappedWhen you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. –George Washington Carver Gosh, it’s funny how much life can change and then … not really, in a matter of weeks. July 20th I...
  • wisdom words
    on Aug 25, 2010 in Uncategorized grief healing wisdom
    The following is from a friend, Andrew. Though it was offered to me quite some time ago, but I find myself drawn to these words today. (my notes in brackets) Accept that some things in life cannot be changed OR cannot be changed by YOU. Accept li...
  • Their song is called peace
    on Aug 5, 2010 in Family Grief Philip R Swan
    A lot of things have been suspended over the past few days. Patterns altered, routines shifted, stuff just not at all as it usually is. Staying at my fathers home, to be close to my step mom. I love my home, my kitty, my bed—but for now this se...
  • In Memoriam: Philip R Swan
    on Aug 2, 2010 in Family Grief Philip R Swan
    Well, not exactly “In Memoriam” but its a start. I am sure much more eloquent, clever, and funny things will be said at the memorial. But for now, here is the details on my father’s memorial. (Its not yet posted to the Minneapolis S...
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