Blogo De Wilson

The incoherent ramblings of an insominiac.

Monday, July 03, 2006

the levee breaks

of course our plane out of the Butte was delayed, but we did get to Denver in time to catch the flight home. Waiting for the plane, I ran into former Amazing Letdown, and current photographer extraordinaire, Diamond Dave Mead. The flight was on time, and we got home sat night around midnight. mandy went to a party to wish her sister bon voyage, I watched some BSG on the floor with the dogs.

Sunday brought a goodbye lunch with sister Kellie and beau Damon; afterwards, The Pea and I set to work cleaning out the garage and home office.

I am moving a desk and lots of books up to my work office. We packed Pea's 4-runner to the brim with books. I planned to unload them today at the office, when lo and behold, a leak had flooded the staging area (aka Chrispi's Office). Chrispi is in Las Vegas, so I can only assume that the flooding of his office is retribution by an angry God at young Mr. Perri's sinful life of gambling.

Because the AC is in the basement, we had to shut it off to avoid shorting it out. We shall see how long we can stand the heat. We have pumps running downstairs right now, so we hope to have it cleared out before the rains come this afternoon.

In other news, Team Wilson and Team Bloom are going to see The Black Crowes tonight at the BAckyard. We may or may not be joined by Eddie K as well as JackBart and YogaGirl. Should be a blast (rain or no rain), especially since we don't have work tomorrow, as we will be celebrating this country's hard won independance. Mostly by being hungover, getting drunk, and blowing up small pieces of the country with friendly explosives.

Got to get to work, lots of catching up to do after vacation. Rock hard.


  • At Mon Jul 03, 01:16:00 PM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    You're moving your useless crap up to Joe's office now? Nice....

  • At Mon Jul 03, 02:31:00 PM PDT, Blogger CrackBass said…

    My parents move theirs (my "keepsakes") here, I move mine there. It's the cycle of love.

    Speaking of useless crap (no, not the cardboard boxes or books in your garage), my bass is locked in your house, and you won't answer the phone. is there a hidden key anywhere?

  • At Wed Jul 05, 12:16:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ok Jeffie I want this to be the first message you read when you are up and about...we are all thinking of you and are anxiously awaiting you to come back.../dk

  • At Thu Jul 06, 12:04:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Sunny "Yochim" Krocka said…

    I read the terrible news today. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a full recovery. It's been a while since we've been in touch, but I know your zest for life will pull you through. We will await the next evite for Festivus!

  • At Thu Jul 06, 01:15:00 PM PDT, Blogger Anonymous Law Student said…

    I've been visitng your blog off and on, and recently heard about what happened.

    Get well soon, you're in my prayers.

  • At Thu Jul 06, 01:21:00 PM PDT, Anonymous diva said…

    i blogged about YOU today. i don't know if you even knew i had a blog, since it is via myspace instead of blogger. when you wake up, check my entry for july 6, 2006.

  • At Thu Jul 06, 03:18:00 PM PDT, Anonymous sarah said…

    Jeff, God is with you as well as my prayers. Only He can do the impossible!! We will all continue to pray and wait for your recovery! Love You!

  • At Thu Jul 06, 03:56:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Stop slacking and get back to work already, Jeff! I need to deny more bonds. Hurry up and get better, boyo. You're in my thoughts.

  • At Thu Jul 06, 04:50:00 PM PDT, Blogger Cobra Kai Dojo said…

    After you get through this miserable ordeal, I will be sure to send you the Beirut CD. It's got that Neutral Milk Hotel vibe you seem to dig.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery--
    Dr. P

  • At Thu Jul 06, 07:02:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jeff … same great album, 5 songs later:

    though to say we got much hope
    if i am lost it's only for a little while

  • At Fri Jul 07, 06:40:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Hatchet said…

    Jeff, get better soon! C-Town is pulling for you!

  • At Fri Jul 07, 07:47:00 AM PDT, Blogger Jenn said…

    Jeff, the Drive-By Truckers and family all send our best wishes and hopes that you recover quickly. You must come back for more rock! Please get well soon.

  • At Fri Jul 07, 09:07:00 AM PDT, Blogger Glenda, saved by grace said…

    I am praying for you, and your family. I got this blog address from the Tyler paper, our jury coordinator was the drunken woman who hit you and your friends.She now has 3 -3rd degree felonies. This poor old 61 year old woman will probly spend the rest of her life in prison, and she should.She was'nt compassionate when dealing with other peoples trials, now maybe she'll see the other side of the coin! There is NOT one good thing about alcohol...nothing. It wrecks lives in one way or another. Please dont drink anymore.
    Look to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. We can't know why this happened, but remember:
    Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
    God is in control.
    Lindale Texas

  • At Sat Jul 08, 02:36:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I believe in you. I believe you are healing. Come back soon, we're waiting.

  • At Sat Jul 08, 03:33:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Abby said…

    Hang in there man!! We all love ya! Everyone is praying for you!!

  • At Sat Jul 08, 05:49:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jeffrey, Uncle Burrito here. The fam and I are praying for your recovery. We miss your good humor, who's gonna illegally burn cd's for cuzzin BR?

    We love you man!

  • At Mon Jul 10, 01:58:00 PM PDT, Anonymous ghj said…

    Love you, miss you

  • At Mon Jul 10, 05:02:00 PM PDT, Anonymous diva said…

    wink at us through shooting stars. you are deeply loved. you are profoundly missed.

  • At Mon Jul 10, 05:48:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I did not know you - my prayers are with your family. God rest your soul.

  • At Mon Jul 10, 06:06:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Sandra & Tom Killian said…

    Well, I guess you are like a shooting star, which journeys out so far, so fast, that it breaks bread with the evening star. We will look for you in the night skies over Hunt, TX. Keep a tight line!!!
    Love, the Killians

  • At Mon Jul 10, 06:33:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you, Jeff, for having the courage to be a member of the criminal defense bar. You understood what too many of our citizens do not. It's a shame to lose you so young. -- A St. Mary's 3L

  • At Mon Jul 10, 07:53:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You will be missed!
    JW… I did not know you very well, but you will have a profound impact on the rest of my life. You’re my attorney, yet I didn’t know you were married, that you were 32, that you were in a band, or that you had such a love for music and taking advantage of every day you lived.

    Now I wonder why? Why hadn’t I taken the time to know you better? We are about the same age, both married, and going through the same stage of life. Instead, I was caught up in my day to day life, the stress of work, the stress of my case, and I left our interaction to deal only with the issues at hand. I’ve learned more about the way you lived your life in the last few days than I did at any of our several courthouse meetings. I have much to learn from the life you lived! I will no longer take each day I have in this world for granted, and will use each day to meet people, help others, and to enjoy the time I have with the people I love. I haven’t done that lately and I should.

    I realize that today could have been my last day here on earth, and I would have had many regrets in life. I plan to change that and thank you for helping me see that. While nothing could ever justify what has happened to you, I take some peace knowing that you had no regrets and that you took advantage of every day you lived!

    I can’t begin to think through the fact that you were protecting me for doing the very thing that ended your life. What seemed like such a minor offense, now takes on such a horrific reality as someone’s actions can impact the lives of others so greatly. I know you are now in a better place, and those that you have left behind will greatly miss you! Until we meet again.
    – YF

  • At Mon Jul 10, 08:56:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Brendan Wood said…

    I will miss you, Bud.

    For a man who loved the woods and water like you did, John Graves says it best,
    "I had a feeling that I could go on forever, if there were only river enough and time. But there weren't."
    Goodbye my friend.


  • At Mon Jul 10, 09:22:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm so sorry. I work with one of your friends from law school, and it's so weird to think of someone so young dying in such a horrible way.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 06:17:00 AM PDT, Anonymous vwg said…

    I wish the last thing I'd said to you wasn't something about your hair looking like Edward Scissorhands. You will be missed so much by so many people Jeff. I have been clinging to my husband this week and vowing never to say an unkind word to him again. I think many people take pause to reflect on what's important and to tell people how they feel when something so devastating as this happens. And that is a blessing. I am very heartened to know that you spent every day as if it were your last. You squeezed a great deal of living into 32 years. I just wish you'd had more time. James and I are keeping you in our prayers and we know you are in the hand of God. All our love.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 06:52:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    We had so much in common. I regret not taking the time to know you better. You changed my life whether you will ever know it or not. Thank you for everything, our prayers are with your wife and family.



  • At Tue Jul 11, 07:21:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jeff, I've followed the news stories about the accident, and was so looking for words of your recovery. You sound like an awesome man. May God hold your wife and family in the palm of his hand until they are reunited with you. My prayers are with your soul and your wife, family & friends.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 08:17:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jeff, I knew you and some of your Cleburne friends at Baylor & I occasionally ran into you at UT Law. I remember your sly wit and excellent musical taste with much fondness. Rest in peace.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 08:27:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Lopez Auto Repair said…

    We are so sorry to hear about the bad news. All of us at Lopez will miss you bringing your vehicle for repairs and always seeing you with a big smile on your face. It was great to see customers like you open the door and say hello. We will miss you. May God take care of you in heaven.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 11:10:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Steven G. Harms said…


    Yesterday at my yoga class we read about "Ishvar Pranidhana" or "Not My Will but Thine". I've been thinking about it for the last day.

    This lesson means the acceptance of the will of the Most High, the only will there ever truly is, and wedding your spirit into the great river.

    As you voyage back Home, think of us and know that we think of you.

    I wish your family and friends great peace during this time.


  • At Tue Jul 11, 02:43:00 PM PDT, Blogger paul a'barge said…

    Jeff and Mandy, our prayers are with you. We know that Jeff is rocking in the arms of a loving g-d, that there is no such thing as "gone," and we pray for strength for Mandy.

  • At Tue Jul 11, 08:53:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I heard the news today on the way to work. As a result, I've been contemplating life and its eccentricities all day long. I have shed a few tears for you, your family and the tragedy of all of our lives, our frailness, our succeptibility to the odds. Who will read this I don't know, not you, I hear you were not a religious person, nor am I.

    I called you at 12:00am one night to tell you we had been busted for growing pot. You never slept that night and you never quit calling me back with updates on our situation. I was drawn to your trustworthiness and your aura from the moment I spoke to you over the phone.

    You continuend to represent my case, never losing your dedication to what is ultimately just, through grievances filed and shots taken from other attorneys. You never let your ego show, not once; I will never forget you. I have lost someone I trusted with my frailty within the criminal justice system. More importantly, this world has lost one of the few honorable people that exist, and that is truly a shame over which I no doubt will continue to grieve.

    I can't believe it was you. I respected you more than almost anyone I know.

    I grieve not for you, as you are at peace, but for those who knew you better than I, as they shall never quite find a replacement.

  • At Wed Jul 12, 10:27:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Barrett said…

    You will be missed, my prayers go out to those you left behind, may you rest in peace.

  • At Wed Jul 12, 03:59:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For all of Jeff's friends and fans.....

  • At Thu Jul 13, 08:17:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jeff, I sure do miss you!

  • At Wed Aug 02, 10:45:00 PM PDT, Anonymous ghj said…

    Just hate to see this blog sit so stagnant ... so I post. May Jeff live forever in each and ever soul he touched.

    and in his words ... "Rock hard"

  • At Mon Aug 07, 05:15:00 PM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    Eventually I'll help Mandy take it down if she wants to, but I know some people are still going back and reading through it. Rock hard, GHJ.

  • At Thu Aug 10, 03:53:00 PM PDT, Blogger Robert Johnson said…

    How sad that two fine people were affected by this accidnet. Both are wounderful people. Ms Dodgen is a fine lady loved by hundreds as was Mr. Wilson. Many prayers are being sent for both families.
    My prayer is that something good can come from this accident. Knowing Mary Dodgen, her mission in life will be seeing that it does.

  • At Fri Aug 11, 01:17:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This blog should never be taken down... it's a way for people to feel connected to Jeff.

  • At Fri Aug 11, 09:53:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please don't take it down. Jeff was an amazing person that i only knew a very short time and reading bits and pieces of this blog shows me just how amazing he was.

  • At Sat Aug 12, 10:53:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Uncle B said…

    I agree,...leave the blog as it is. It is a great tribute to my nephew and the way he lived his life, the fullest. I would like to be able to say that Jeff would want it left as it is. Of course I will honor Mandy's wishes if she chooses to shut it down, but it helps some of us to go back and laugh and cry. If it is shut down, let us know a few days ahead of time, there are some entries I would like to print out and save

  • At Sun Aug 13, 04:43:00 PM PDT, Blogger Kristen said…

    I found out the news today and am so completely shocked that that horrible Backyard accident, which took place literally in my backyard, happened to someone I knew, much less was my college neighbor, Jeff Wilson. I am so sorry for the loss. He was a wonderful friend and caring soul. I will miss him greatly.

    "Crackbass" left a comment on my blog last september and I couldn't for the life of me figure out who "crackbass" was. Would you believe I thought he was just some weirdo who randomly found my blog??
    Sad to think that I didn't respond or get in touch. I wish we'd all had more time with the great Jeff. Life is too short.

  • At Wed Sep 06, 01:42:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is Kathryn Shaw. I just learned of what happened. I'm so saddended by this tragedy. I can't comprehend it. Jeff was SOOO full of energy and zest for life. Jeff and I were neighbors one summer while at Baylor. Through Jeff I met his wonderfully sweet family and actually lived in Jeff and Diana's apt. while Jeff was in Europe. I lost touch with them but would love to offer support. Will someone please forward Diana's and Don and Jajuan's email address to me and/ or give them mine. It is Bizarre...but the one thing I somehow have from the fun days with the Wilson's is a Black Crowes CD that Jeff wrote "WILSON" on. If his family would like to have it...I am happy to send it. I wish there was a way to reverse what has happened. The only thing we can do is try to live our lives better..this tragedy really puts things in perspective. Jeff will always be remembered and loved in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to spend some time with him. I still remember how much he ADORED Diana and Braxton. i would say... may Jeff rest in peace...but I think he would rather rest in fun filled moments. I'm living in Manhattan, NY now if any of his family is ever in town..please look me up. If Jeff's family is reading this...My Heart Goes Out To You...

  • At Sun Mar 04, 05:37:00 AM PST, Anonymous diva said…

    happy birthday, crackbass.

  • At Sun Mar 04, 10:27:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    happy birthday old friend

    Mandy, Don, Jajuan, Diana..I think of you often.

    Kim J

  • At Tue Mar 06, 08:04:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy birthday - say hi to eazy-e for me

  • At Thu Mar 15, 10:32:00 AM PDT, Blogger Sigmund Bloom said…

    rock hard indeed mr. wilson. Hope you don't mind that we let andy talk during our show.

  • At Thu Mar 22, 04:06:00 PM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    Yeah. I started thinking about how much you would have enjoyed the show while we were playing, but then I got this feeling that maybe you were somehow listening to us, anyway.... and laughing pretty hard.

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  • At Thu Jun 07, 11:28:00 AM PDT, Blogger Sarah said…

    just wanted to drop a line that i was thinking of you today while i'm sitting here working at your old stomping grounds! We all still miss you 'round here, but I know you're having a better time up there!!

    (What's up with that ad?? goodness, that totally ruins the beauty of this blog!)


  • At Tue Jun 26, 09:30:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    rainy day mushroon pillow...i love you sir.

  • At Mon Jul 09, 07:10:00 AM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    We all still miss you.

  • At Mon Jul 09, 11:47:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    i've used hammers made out of wood
    i have played games with pieces and rules
    i undeciphered tricks at the bar
    but now you're gone, i haven't figured out why
    i've come up with riddles and jokes about war
    i've figured out numbers and what they're for
    i've understood feelings and i've understood words
    but how could you be taken away?

    and wherever you've gone
    and wherever we might go
    it don't seem just disappeared
    your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    we were but stones, your light made us stars

    with heavy breath, awakened regrets
    back pages and days alone that could have been spent, together..
    but we were miles apart
    every inch between us becomes light years now
    no time to be void or save up on life
    you got to spend it all..

    and wherever you've gone
    and wherever we might go
    it don't seem seem to like it here
    your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    we were but stones, your light made us stars

    and wherever you've gone
    and wherever we might go
    it don't seem just disappeared
    your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
    we were but stones, your light made us stars

    - eddie vedder

    I have never considered myself eloquent so I borrowed someone else's words. We do indeed still miss you. It's funny. I think about you more now than I did when you were still here with us.

    the vike

  • At Tue Jul 10, 12:26:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wanted my last comment to be time-stamped with today's date so I made my post at 1:47am CST. I then looked and noticed that you had your comments section set to PST. I don't know why I never noticed that before. Well you made me shake my head (once again), and smile (once again). I can hear you cackling now...

    the vike

  • At Fri Aug 10, 02:32:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    flutter-bye how I miss you! Mysoul aches, my heart longs, my memories keep you close always.

  • At Tue Oct 16, 06:15:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Chris Miedico said…

    Jeff, I will miss you. I remember becoming friends with you in the early years of high school when I moved back to Cleburne from Pennsylvania. Not many people knew we were friends. I was so quiet, shy and unusual in those days and yet you befriended me anyways ::smile::. A tiny testament to what a fine person you were - you were a dear friend.

    My deepest condolences to Mandy. His parents, Don & Jajuan, and sister, Diane, were always so kind and I send my greetings and belated condolences as well.

    Since I have not seen Jeff in so long, and was not able to attend our high school reunion, I am thankful that I may catch a glimpse of his life though his blog. I am sure there are many more of his friends from his past that would enjoy his blog - a display of Jeff's natural wit matched only by that of Oscar Wilde himself. Thank you Mandy and Steanso for keeping his blog up.


    Chris Miedico

  • At Wed Oct 24, 10:14:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
    my heart)
    i am never without it (anywhere
    i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing,my darling)
    i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)
    i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

    by E.E. Cummings

    you are always in my heart, i miss you so much.
    lv p

  • At Wed Mar 12, 12:15:00 PM PDT, Anonymous jw said…

    Happy birthday again old friend - had some fun skiing and remembered our long ago trips. Snow, meat, beer, repeat...

  • At Fri May 30, 05:23:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To everything there is a season....A time to weep and a time to laugh.....the weeping continues as adjustment and realization that we will never have the opportunity to hear your laughter, see your smiling face or hear your voice again on this earth. You are fine, it is the pain of our loss and grief that makes us sad. Jeff, we miss you so much and long to be with you. Every time we see a butterfly or dragonfly, we think of you and the joy you received from all things in nature. We remember how you took the time to enjoy the things you loved and we try to do the same. You taught us so many things, you were wise beyond your years, and continue to inspire us. Your zeal for living spurs us on in times we are so tired and just want to quit.

    You would be so proud of your Sweet Pea, the apple of your eye, as she continues to carry on with the things you both loved. You are deeply missed, yet you are always with us, in our memories, in our hearts and in our lives. Until we meet again.....let us feel your presence and give us a glimpse of you from time to time. You will never be forgotten nor gone from our thoughts or conversation because we loved you so very much. Enjoy the good life.

  • At Fri May 30, 09:59:00 AM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    Yeah, we still miss you, man. Felt you there a few times down in Costa Rica. Always up for the next adventure...

  • At Sun Jul 13, 11:44:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Mom said…

    The cycle of love continues even today! We are STILL sorting out and unpacking we don't want to turn loose of the "keepsakes" because of the flood of memories they bring.

    It has been two years since your death and we would love the chance to have you back here with us, full of wit, wisdom and your love of life. Our memories of you bring smiles, sometimes even a chuckle, but always sadness that we must rely on memories instead of your presence. There is no replacement for "the original" Jeff!

    The pool awaits....How we wish you were here to enjoy it like we had planned! We feel your presence around us and still "look" for you in so many ways and places.

    Loving you always...

  • At Wed Oct 01, 06:53:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    we rocked hard at ACL and missed you every second.
    lv p

  • At Tue Oct 21, 02:25:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Early morning light ~ "our time" ~ thinking of my dear son....wishing you were with us still, missing you more than ever and cherishing the time we had with you.

    Butterflies are everywhere on Lone Spur Lane, reminding us of you! Beautiful sunsets that we enjoy with thoughts of you and how we had all planned to enjoy them together ~ we do, but with your spirit and memory, not with your physical presence, sadly. Your smile never fades from our memories nor our hearts.
    loving you always,

  • At Wed Oct 29, 02:34:00 PM PDT, Blogger Steanso said…

    Hey, Jeff. Just thought I'd drop by and say hi. Miss having you around.

  • At Wed Mar 04, 05:57:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday .....Kellie and I just had Dog Almighty for dinner in your honor. We miss you so much.
    love p

  • At Fri Mar 06, 08:47:00 AM PST, Blogger Jason said…

    Tonight we're gonna eat some tacos for you. Wish you were here to help me find some good SXSW stuff to go to...
    Miss ya.

  • At Tue Jun 02, 12:13:00 PM PDT, Blogger Uncle Sig said…

    These Phish shows aren't going to be same without you Wilson. *pours 40*

  • At Mon Jul 06, 09:00:00 AM PDT, Blogger Jason said…

    It's rounding out 3 years since you left. Still thinking of you, though.

  • At Fri Jul 10, 06:05:00 AM PDT, Blogger K-momma said…

    Love ya buddy

  • At Fri Jul 10, 02:21:00 PM PDT, Blogger Mandy said…

    i miss you, i miss your ...everything. True love never dies.

  • At Mon Oct 26, 09:02:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cool Daddy, just moved and found banner you made almost 18 years ago for basketball game. Still thinking of you.

  • At Wed Feb 03, 04:31:00 AM PST, Anonymous オテモヤン said…

  • At Wed Feb 24, 01:23:00 PM PST, Blogger Jason said…

    Ugggh. That spam is awful. Can it be removed? Might make Jeff snicker, though.

  • At Thu Mar 04, 12:14:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday! Abercrombie and Punk...just one of many witty stories. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Peace.

  • At Wed Jun 30, 09:59:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How is it possible that 4 years seems like an eternity and a milli second at the same time.?You are with me every step as you always were. Singing in the shower, doing a little jig for no reason , flowers just because ...i love and miss you always.

  • At Sat Jul 10, 06:25:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was in Austin for the first time since your Memorial Service, the weekend of the 4th. You and your family were never far from my mind...but I also knew I had to make the most of the beautiful weekend...stayed with friends in Lakeway...beautiful day on Lake Travis...ultimate Willie picnic at the "new backyard." I scanned the roads for your "sign" but never saw it...hope it is still there in memory of you and your amazing spirit. You remind me to make the most out of the gift that is life. Peace and love

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  • At Fri Feb 04, 10:04:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh, the Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss.

    "Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!

    You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
    You're on your own.
    And you know what you know.
    And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

    Out there things can happen and frequently do
    to people as brainy and footsy as you.....


    You'll be on your way up!
    You'll be seeing great sights!
    You'll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.

    You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
    You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
    Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best.
    Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.......

    You can get so confused
    that you'll start in to race
    down long wigglled roads at a break-necking pace
    and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
    headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

    The Waiting place....

    ...for people just waiting.

    Waiting for a train to go
    or a bus to come, or a plane to go
    or the mail to come, or the rain to go,
    or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
    or waiting around for a Yes or No
    or waiting for their hair to grow.
    Everyone is just waiting.

    Waiting for the fish to bite
    or waiting for wind to fly a kite
    or waiting around for Friday night
    or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
    or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
    or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
    or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
    Everyone is just waiting.

    That's not for you!

    Somehow you'll escape
    all that waiting and staying.
    You'll find the bright places
    where Boom Bands are playing.

    With banner flip-flapping,
    once more you'll ride high!
    Ready for anything under the sky.
    Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

    Oh, the places you'll go!
    There is fun to be done!
    There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
    And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.....

    You'll get mixed up, of course,
    as you already know.
    You'll get mixed up
    with many strange birds as you go.
    So be sure when you step.
    Step with care and great tact
    and remember that Life's
    a Great Balancing Act.
    Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
    And NEVER mix up your right foot with your left.

    And will you succeed?
    Yes! you will, indeed!
    (98 and 3/4percent guaranteed.)



    You always loved Dr. Seuss books. This is the last one we gave to you. Actually, we gave you this book August 24, 1992 as you were headed to Baylor University.
    We don't see any Dr. Seuss item that we are not reminded of you. Wonderful memories of our son! Enjoy all the places you will go ~ until we meet again!


  • At Thu Mar 03, 07:57:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday Jeff! I know you are having a fabulous party in Heaven...probably hanging with Lennon, Hendrix and a few other icons. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes to Mandy, Don, Jajuan and Diana. KJ

  • At Tue Jul 05, 09:01:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Mom said…

    Five years ~ how can it be? We had so many plans to fulfill.

    Your sister, Diana, wisely said, "Jeff packed more in 32 short years than most people do in a lifetime! He lived life to the fullest."

    We all agree. Your energy filled so much space.....we miss you terribly.

    You would have enjoyed your niece, Avery! We speak of you to her so that she will know "her Uncle Jeff" and how much he loved life.

    Faith, Hope and Love....the greatest of these is LOVE. Jeff, we love you always and one day will join you again.

  • At Tue Aug 02, 10:18:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    miss you more than you can know jeffy

    - Shocker

  • At Tue Aug 16, 10:17:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    my thoughts and prayers are often with Mandy, your parents and sweet Diana. xoxo kj

  • At Fri Aug 24, 10:44:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Bryan said…

    Jeff was my neighbor and acquaintance and I wish to hell he'd lived long enough to be my friend. We were the same age when he died. We were both huge music fans. We were both lawyers. We were both smartasses. His death has had a huge impact on me and the way I view the world and the way I live my life. For that, I am thankful. I think of him often, and occasionally read this blog, and I like to think that he has made my life more urgent and honest and true and meaningful and worthwhile. I am glad to have known him and more glad to still remember him.

    - Bryan (August 25, 2012)

  • At Thu Nov 08, 01:36:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    All my love to you Jeff. I am seeing my first Chris Robinson show tonight in Boston, and I am overwhelmed with emotions.

    You were a force of nature. You were a visionary. You were my friend.

    I dedicate this show to you.

    All my love,


  • At Wed Jul 03, 07:11:00 AM PDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    Today marks 7 years since the crash that took you away from us. I'm having the pond refurbished in your honor this week. Love and miss you every single day for the last 7 years , always will until we meet again. love p

  • At Thu Jul 04, 09:30:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Prayers, thoughts and love to you Mandy. You are an inspiration and I know Jeff is so proud of you. Kim


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