On My Grandmother

The following is an excerpt of the eulogy I gave at my grandmother’s funeral in 2004. She died from Alzheimer’s. Grandma lost her own mother when she was only 14. She told me stories about learning to cook on the… Read More ›

My Privilege

Privilege: a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most Several years ago I was picking on my oldest son, then a teen, for something I thought he was doing wrong, and called him… Read More ›

Toxic People

My dad left home at 17 to join the Air Force. To the best my knowledge, he never set foot in church again, save for rare ceremonial events. He’s not said much about his religion in his home, other than… Read More ›