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Category Archives: memories
My brother died suddenly at the age of 36. Today would have been his 52nd birthday. When he died, I felt as if I’d lost an arm. Allen and I hadn’t been close as kids, but as two kids growing … Continue reading
This is not how I thought the summer would go: full of doctor appointments and hospital visits. I assumed that the neurologist we saw four days after school got out would have all the answers. I suspected my daughter’s headaches … Continue reading
When my daughter was almost 5, we bought her a starter pet: a pair of goldfish. She named them, so of course the plain orange one was Goldy. The white one with orange and black blotches was Poppy (I had … Continue reading
A month ago, while we were having lunch in Japantown, my daughter started to cry. She had pain in her chest, pain so bad it frightened her. We took her to the emergency room at the hospital where she was born. … Continue reading