I approached with a sense of sanctity as I knew I was walking into something special. I had seen this corner decked out in celebration of one holiday…
Why We Should Laugh and Cry at Our Pain A few weekends ago, I was outside my using the weed whacker for the last time this season when my daughter…
As a rule, we Westerners learn to become highly capable, independent adults. Society tells us our worth based on our contribution. In other words, we…
You’ve changed. Lodged as criticism by someone whose opinion you value, this statement can rock you back on your heels. Its delivery has the effect of a…
After 25 years of marriage, including a ridiculously amicable three-year separation ending in a failed divorce, successful reconciliation and subsequent…
It takes only one social gathering spent catching up on the lives of friends and family to realize that we all must reckon with the choices we make. The…
I stopped believing in the God I’ve been taught. Yep, I did; I lost his number. You know the one, the big, masculine, white-haired fellow lying on a bed…
Imagine that you and one other person are left on earth, with everything of value and of perceived value having been burned to dust. As you stand around…
What’s more terrifying than finding out that you have been conscripted to go to war? Finding out that the opponent with whom you are warring is actually…
I had an encounter today with a stranger in which kindness was not the option selected among several. A point of contention arose because I had parked…