Posted in January 2014

Fat Tears And An Inflatable Dinosaur

Fat Tears And An Inflatable Dinosaur

I thought I was done writing about death. Since my father-in-law passed away suddenly last March, I’ve poured the full gamut of feelings out onto these pages. But last Saturday my Oma passed away. It was a different kind of loss altogether. She was in her eighties, and had suffered at the cruel hand of … Continue reading

Diffusing The Compliment Grenade

Diffusing The Compliment Grenade

As I strolled up the pebbled walkway a heavy wooden door was thrust open with a vengeance, causing my quiet ponderings to scatter like dandelion seeds. A tiny blur—no higher than my waist—bolted out like a shot. It was my niece Brielle, exhibiting the kind of precocious energy only a four-year-old can muster. She barely … Continue reading