Several years before Patrick died he began sending me manuscripts and documents, boxes of them. During a 2014 visit we discussed these a bit, then shifted gears slightly to my own collection. This is that short recording. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Thoughts of Patrick’s passing on the third anniversary of his death.
Several friends came to visit my house in California recently, so last Sunday we hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner. It was a lovely day with good friends and good weather. (Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each November.) Naturally I was reminded of the many dinner parties that Patrick and (more)
I remember the time I drove a Spec Racer at Willow Springs in one of Cal Club’s driver’s schools, courtesy of Earl and the Spec Racer Driver’s Association. Willow Springs is a big track, 2.5 miles around, and wicked fast. I was a little bit lost on the track at first, enough so that my (more)
Here in the U.S. today is Father’s Day. I was lucky. I had two dads, Patrick and John. I lost John in 1990. I still grieve for him, look at his self-portrait and the things he gave me, and ask questions that he can no longer answer, but that loss has lost the harsh edges, (more)
Just a picture… nothing more needs be said. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are some family pictures from happier times. A few of these may have been posted elsewhere on the site. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are pictures of Evan, Alison, JP, and Tate taken a day or two after the U.S. memorial for Patrick near Cincinnati, Ohio. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Our lives are like birds. Sometimes they fly together, sometimes one is above the other, or below, but ultimately every bird falls from the sky. And yet, we somehow still see them, always flying, even after they disappear. When they don’t return, we can only hope that they’ve just flown away. (inspired by a conversation (more)
Here I am doing it again, jumping to the past. In 1956 Lois was with her clique and claque in the Coffee Shoppe of the music department every day. Me too, with John Patrick on my lap. PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com
Back in January 2015, Christine asked if my Dad’s life choices affected my own. I recorded this response while driving. Naturally in this vastly interconnected yet simultaneously disconnected world, all things impact all other things. A mosquito bite in Africa can lead to profound consequences in North America. So, yes, there were certainly aspects of (more)
This very special recording from 7 Oct 2014 is a conversation between Patrick, JP, and Christine. It’s too large to upload here so I’ve posted it on YouTube instead. Christine: From your point of view as an 80-year-old man, and your son being 58 years old, and having lived the life that you’ve lived, what (more)
Here’s a YouTube video of Patrick talking about food on 16 Nov ’11, which was transcribed earlier on this web site. The audio file was too big to add directly, hence the YouTube video. I added pictures from that time frame, but the audio is the part that’s important. PatrickPatrick Meadows 1934 – 2017. patrick-meadows.com
Here are some people pictures from April of ‘3. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
It must be human nature to question the future, to try to envision what the world would be like after we’re gone. We wonder how people would respond to our absence, curious as to what factors might affect their reactions. Would they grieve less for suicides than for those who fall in sporting accidents? Do (more)