Lifelong Love

Lifelong Love

My father is larger than life. His gregarious personality has led him into countless spontaneous friendships, marvelous toasts, thousands of entertaining (albeit predictable) exchanges with restaurant waitstaff, and into a marriage of remarkable endurance. He met my mother while working at the local Safeway in his twenties, putting himself through college and then law school. … Continue reading

A Surprising Encounter With a Stranger (a.k.a., When Someone You Don’t Know Says Exactly What You Need to Hear)

A Surprising Encounter With a Stranger (a.k.a., When Someone You Don’t Know Says Exactly What You Need to Hear)

I’ve been struggling with my daughter recently. Well, not so much recently, but since she was born. Since before then, actually. Since the 48-hour-long labor that almost took us both out. Since the week that followed in the hospital where I required chest X-rays in the middle of the night, extra oxygen to keep me … Continue reading