Tag Archives: My dad

One Year Ago

Today marks one year.  Most of the big firsts are over: the first Father’s Day, the first birthday, the first Thanksgiving, the first Christmas.  I am glad those are over and I must say that with time it has gotten … Continue reading

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Traveling Backwards

Tomorrow morning I will board a plane.  I will be gone for four days and three nights.  My destination and what I find there will make me cry, bring me joy, and give me great cause for reflection.  I am … Continue reading

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One Last Breath

At 4:42 a.m. the phone rings and the question is asked, “How important is it that you see your dad one more time?” In pajamas I stand over an empty suitcase completely immobile, unable to make a decision of what … Continue reading

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