Hearing is Believing, Part One

My father died quietly in an ICU hospital bed five years ago today. Finally disconnected from the tubes and machines that were keeping him alive, but just barely, he slipped away into what I hoped wasn't a vast black hole of nothingness. Instead, I imagined his soul easing gently from its broken confines and escaping … Continue reading Hearing is Believing, Part One

Why I Hate Thursdays and How They’ve Helped Me Grow

I've lost three family members in the past four years, all of them on a Thursday. A chilly Thursday in November 2008--Thanksgiving in fact--ended not with post-turkey coma and pumpkin-pie-smeared faces being shooed up to bed, but with my father-in-law being rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack in front of his family, … Continue reading Why I Hate Thursdays and How They’ve Helped Me Grow