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A selfish couple's un-family celebration

Today is our 25th wedding anniversary. We are going out for sushi (which we love but isn’t in our son’s sensory palate), and we’re going out with friends instead of as a family. 158 more words

Care Giving

Draft Picks

No, not the NFL draft. As much of a football fan as I am, Melissa and I both wondered out loud how anyone can bear to watch that. 281 more words

Care Giving

Lessons From the Fall: Saying Yes

The woman walked slowly across the parking lot, clearly not caring that her wrinkled blue scrubs were getting soaked with rain. She seemed bone tired, like she had just come off a twenty-four hour shift. 428 more words

Occasional Essays

Y como castigo (and as punishment...)

Our friend Mr. Monte came to the rescue once again. He’s our family IT guy, a critical emergency job with Joey’s ability to work voodoo on his old desktop and then be unhappy when mom and dad can’t fix it. 142 more words

Care Giving


On the porch in the early morning and the light all new, I lift my hand in the air, bending my fingers into the sign for love.   1,327 more words


Surrendering to my Allies

Today is D+2 since the attack on my heart and head commenced. The troops massed against me, my shoreline was being softened up by a constant barrage of heavy guns, the enemy parachuted in behind my defensive front – all of this was a full-scale attack, no, invasion of my homeland. 626 more words

Healing The Mind