Then, and Now

Then, and Now

He was sitting there in the dayroom, looking small in a new wheelchair that allows him to lean back, draped in a shoulder throw that looked like a watermelon. Somebody must have thought it would be a good idea, but we quickly replaced it with his jacket. My father...
Family Matters

Family Matters

On a lovely spring day in 1983, when my son Russ was attending elementary school in northern Durham, I joined him for a “field day.” That mainly amounted to organized games for the kids on the playground and other outside areas, a nice break from class, and a chance...
Why Does Grief Last So Long?

Why Does Grief Last So Long?

I deleted my mom’s contact information from my phone recently. Two Christmases, and a year and a half without her in my life, and a small but important action which needed to be taken was taken. Grief is difficult for most folks and there are good reasons why...