Ryan Mentock

An Incomprehensive Catalog of Things I've Made and Words I've Written.

Tag: Memorial

  • Why I (Still) Have a Beard

    I started growing a beard on October 30, 2013, just a couple weeks after I learned that my Grampa Ray was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had first heard about the concept for No-Shave November the year before and wanted to do something for him. No-Shave November is “a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming…

  • A Letter to My Son

    A LETTER TO MY SON We left the house at 8:23am on Tuesday, August 25 to go to your appointment. They were just going to do a routine ultrasound to make sure you were still growing, just as they had done a few times before. I remember the first ultrasound and how excited and nervous…