They say true bravery is found on the battlefield, but I have found it somewhere there are no tangible weapons or shields made from metal, just brave souls battling for their lives with nothing but courage to fight.
The moment I got the call that my bro... more
Before my COBRA health insurance terminated, an inner urging propelled me to get a mammogram. It was supposed to be routine. But before I could leave the outpatient department that day, a breast care coordinator asked to speak with me. She introduced hers... more
When I was seventeen, my father committed suicide. He was 40. As with most survivors of suicide, I had one question that would never be answered.
For me, I opted not to conjure answers of what a response might be but rather accept any answer I i... more
I don’t want to change my toothpaste.
From that innocent appeal, I could almost hug Jackson (not his real name of course), and laugh, and cry – all at the same time, to console, agree, applaud the honesty of childhood. We’re all just big kids, and... more
The dream is always the same. I am in my parent’s house. Someone asks me, “Why are you here?”
“Oh, I am just staying here, but I have a house in Seaford, New York,” I respond.
“So, why are you here?” My mind searches vigorously but ther... more