As Love Comes Full Circle

Most likely, Karen Ann Quinlin, Nancy Cruzan and Terri Schiavo assumed they would survive their parents and never gave sustained thought to the alternative. Yet after 22-year-old Quinlin fell into a “permanent coma;” after 24-year-old Cruzan was involved...

That Awkward Talk

Do you remember having that talk with your parents, that uncomfortable talk about our shared biology? Have you had that awkward talk with your own child, that halting communication that acknowledges a coming of age? You know that talk, the one that renders normally...

Elephants in the Room

Mid-morning on Sept. 11, 2001, when it seemed all America was glued to TVs or to streaming video of the terrorist assault on the Twin Towers, my eyes were fixed elsewhere. Alone in Pastor Robert Walker’s borrowed study, I was composing my grandmother’s...