The “B” Word.

"I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I [...]

The Halloween Card

{The photo above is from Halloween when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was Pocahontas, my brother was Rocky (which explains the amazing black eye). I tried to copy him and do a peace sign, but I guess I only managed to get one finger up.} It’s interesting how the smallest moments can [...]

The Constant in a World of Variables.

I’ll never forget what it felt like to experience true, painful, confusing, gut-wrenching heartbreak for the first time in my life. My parents got divorced when I was a baby, re-married, and then divorced again when I was just a couple years old. Speaking from my own experience, I don’t believe that a child can [...]