Pain Management

A few months ago I was referred to something they call a “pain management specialist” for steroid injections, meant to relieve a chronic pain in my neck (and I don’t mean the husband – ba-dum-bump). I walked into the office and announced myself to the receptionist, who promptly handed me The Clipboard — you know,…

My grandfather is a quiet man.

He’s not in-your-face, he’s not gregarious. He doesn’t go out of his way to make his presence known in a room; he lets others be noticed while he stands back and watches, hands in pockets or arms folded. He’s thoughtful, wise, generous. I’ve never known anyone else so pure of heart, and I know I…

The Laundry is Trying to Kill Me.

Hey, listen, sorry I didn’t make it to that party you had this weekend. It sounded like a LOT of fun and I was really looking forward to it. Happy birthday, anyway. Oh, and that trip to the pool we had planned with the kids? That sounded like a great time, too. Sorry I missed…

I Am In Earnest

I am in earnest I feel things intensely and I commit with my whole heart.  This is who I am.  It will never change.  And I won’t apologize for it, not even to myself. I will not equivocate I promise to do my best with this.  Don’t fudge.  Don’t evade.  Don’t hide.  Face your life…