Reflection: Come Autumn

Come, autumn. Relieve me of the swelter. Awaken my senses to your brilliant offerings. Soothe me with the predictability of the school schedule. Wrap me in bulky sweaters, keeping me warm and safe as if the arms of a timeworn lover. Hide my toes and my fingers in...

On Being A Fatherless Daughter

The last time I saw him was Labor Day Weekend 1987. Our family was gathering in Memphis for my brother’s first college football game of the season. Before my car came to a complete stop, he was there, greeting me. He covered me with an outpouring of enthusiasm...

Damn on you Death

A good friend of mine died last weekend.  She was one day shy of turning 64.  Brain cancer got her.  And it only gave her a three-month notice.  I was not done being friends with my friend.  I want more time.  But, I guess death got demanding.  It did not listen to my...

Finding the Good

Today is Good Friday.  Traffic was lighter coming into work today.  The stock market is closed.  Congress is in recess.  Thirteen years ago today, I brought home my beautiful son whom I adopted.  And in the lore of Christianity, the pain of death became a reality.  So...
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