Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Nine Months Later

Nine months have elapsed since MB died, and I thought that members of her far-flung network of friends, acquaintances, and fellow practitioners might be interested in an update.

I know that her passing was commemorated at several Buddhist communities.  The Santa Fe group that took care of her at the end had a memorial gathering in mid-November.  There was also a smaller gathering in March, when RS came to retrieve her ashes for the next stage of their journeys to their ultimate homes in Crestone, CO and the Pacific Ocean.

I don't believe that a death notice ever ran in the newspaper in Port Angeles or Santa Fe or online.  I feel badly about that.

Thank you to Robin A. for her offers of technological assistance in cleaning up the blog.  I apologize for my failure to follow up.

A few weeks ago PG and I went for a memorial hike to Raven's Ridge, although we went to the overlook first and stopped at the nubbin on the way back.  We each brought one or more of MB's preferred trail foods (PG brought chocolate and a banana, I brought thick pretzels).  However, neither of us was willing to indulge in her preferred beverage, Diet Coke.

Among the remaining unresolved questions is the future of her web presence.  When the sfpoetry.org domain name used by the archival Santa Fe Poetry Broadside expired in April, MS (my wife and MB's project collaborator) instructed me not to renew it, so that domain now hosts a blog in German.  However, I have used the miscellaneous post-mortem expense bank account set up by MB to cover the monthly $25 to Cybermesa to keep her email address and web pages going, but I don't think she necessarily expected that to happen forever.  If someone wants to underwrite the $300 or so a year to maintain the pages in their current form, please let me know in a comment on this post; otherwise they will only continue to exist if I get the OK from her family members to continue to pay for this out of her estate.

That's all that I can think of for now.  Thanks for reading.