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The Stairway to Dog Heaven

The Stairway to Dog Heaven

For a Boston Terrier nearing the age of 15, we knew Champ was pushing the limit of dog time on earth. His heart was kept beating by three twice daily medications that had become less and less effective. This morning, he could barely walk down the hall. He looked at us...
College, coasters, and keeping the faith

College, coasters, and keeping the faith

To my dearest Emmali, I blinked. And it happened. One moment we’re carrying your bedding, clothing and mini-fridge from the back of the packed SUV into the freshman dorm room you’d be sharing with a stranger; the next second, I swear, we’re reserving a U-haul truck so...
To Miss Know-It-Already

To Miss Know-It-Already

Dear December 31, 2017 Me, What can I say that you don’t already know? You are at the end of a year that I can only dream about. You have experienced events that I have no idea will end up on the calendar. They are secrets to me now as they should be. If 2015 Me had...