For most of my adult life, I’ve had a relationship with the 8th of each month…
At the age of 21, I married my college sweetheart, Dennis Parizek, on August 8th. It was a small wedding on a hot, sticky day in Cedar Rapids, IA. Here we are, tired of all the photos at the wedding…
Each month after that, I counted how long I’d been married to such a terrific guy. For 22.5 years, we matured together and supported each other.
On the 8th day in March, Dennis’ body ceased to function…
For several years, I counted how many months he’d been gone on the 8th of each month, sometimes unsure how I was making it from one 8th to the next.
One May 8th, I felt as if some supernatural being, likely Dennis, was poking me in the arm, saying “Get a dog! Get a dog!” I listened and found my little guy, Heathcliff, on this website.
After Heathcliff arrived, I stopped counting how many months Dennis had been gone and started counting how long Heathcliff and I had been together… a much more positive number. I got out of my apartment and met my neighbors plus he led me to holistic animal care providers with whom I have studied.
My friendship with one neighbor introduced me to tools I could use to bring Dennis’ role-playing game to the gaming public. I launched EVERYVERSE RPG on December 8th, 2015.
Now, each month on the 8th I will count how long I have been producing and marketing Dennis’ work… another more positive number!
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