Category Archives: That talk (series)

That Talk, 6 of 10

The seriousness of medical conditions is confused here along with who will handle the father’s final wishes. Clearly, the wife does not comprehend fully the meaning of a ‘brain waves’. ‘Politics’ here is used to indicate power-struggle, maneuvering, posturing. Advertisements

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That Talk, 5 of 10

Progress is obviously very slow and what also becomes readily apparent is that the parents have never given any of these topics any thought. Many of us may think were ‘independent’ but a more careful evaluation of our surroundings may … Continue reading

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That Talk, 4 of 10

Now we have some direct questions and some less-than-direct answers and we have also learned that the family is comprised of at least three children. The relationship between the mother and father comes to light in this panel. How will … Continue reading

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That Talk, 3 of 10

Final wishes, red meat is ‘death on a plate’ and suicide creates a whirlwind of confusion among these three until finally, in the last frame, the son awkwardly uses the taboo word ‘death’.

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That Talk, 2 of 10

Not much progress thus far. The son is having a tough time launching the topic and the parents are either playing coy or they are clueless. Obviously, timescales between the son and the parents differ.

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That Talk, 1 of 10

This is the first in a series of 10 strips.  It is a dialog between a son and his parents.  Some of you may think that this is a transcript from a real discussion, but I assure you that it … Continue reading

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