October 22 2014

The Pledge We Make


 Just the other day my friendasked So how are you doing?Each day she valiantly battlesCancer the Dragon so she hasno patience for palliative puffery.I shot her straight and told herof the blue sadness that hungheavy …


October 21 2014

Fresh, Not Frozen


When the dark days came the first time, I stopped cooking. I was nearly 30, I had four very young children, and a husband who was battling demons that nearly took him out of the picture …

Is St. Peter a Bouncer?


Presidential candidates are asked, so I’m told, “When you stand before the gates of the kingdom, and God inquires, ‘Why should I let you in?’ what would you say?” I take this to be a test …


October 20 2014

One Voice


We quietly entered in, as the music was in full swing. It was our first “pub night” in the little town of Rostrevor, Northern Ireland. We had to hurry to make it in before the …

None of Us Has a Script For This


We had a death in our family last week. A man very unexpectedly died and he left a family and a wife. And there’s no script for this. There is no script for the aftermath of an …


October 17 2014

I Am Not Okay


Are you okay? They see you cry. They see you fall in a fast, steep crumble. Are you okay? There's so much to fear, so much to worry about. They roll up their sleeves: what can be done? Is it going …

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