You don’t know until you know

Last night, my wife and the other mothers of the girls in our daughter's first grade class had an evening gathering to discuss the social dynamics that have been developing among our children. This was exclusively a meeting for the girls' mothers, rather than for all the mothers, because the boys and girls tend to… Continue reading You don’t know until you know

Love, or: Appreciation

Poetry Partners #63 Two linked senryu by LaMon Brown of 'Pathways to God' today's questions what is justice without love harsh cruelty without love what's spirituality: nothing of value LaMon Brown: https://spirituality159.com/ A shadorma by ben Alexander of ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’ I've been told appreciating life requires existence of terrible diseases like childhood cancer. I'd… Continue reading Love, or: Appreciation

How much suffering would I endure?

... my younger brother sensed that our father was not long for this world. He noted my father’s health problems... and the sadness in my father’s eyes. He noted my father’s fatalistic daily behaviors and approach to life...-Me, 'The Skeptic's Kaddish' #6, Sept. 14, 2018 I wrote the above in one of my earliest posts… Continue reading How much suffering would I endure?

Opening up about my aunt’s cancer

We live with her living with it This post may be short because this is not easy for me to write about. The subject is one that I usually only mention in passing comments: my dear aunt is a stage 4 breast cancer survivor. In much the same way that thoughts of Papa are always… Continue reading Opening up about my aunt’s cancer