Crushed by the Weight of Genetics

Dear Descendants, Yesterday was the 13th anniversary of my mother’s death.  So maybe she was on my mind, or maybe she’s channeling.  (Which way does that go?  Am I channeling? Or do we need someone to channel?)  Anyway, I’m calculating my mother’s age at different periods of her life. She was always…unique! Both Mom and […]

Friends in New York

I am taking a trip with my friend. She isn’t just any friend; she’s a since-freshman-year-in-high-school friend. She brings out the best in me because she is everything I’m not: lighthearted in attitude, carefree in spirit, and open to the world on first instinct.  She finds the ridiculous in life and shares it with me.  […]