It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

What does a neglectful childhood in an alcoholic family, a stint in juvenile hall, The Beatles, gang-bangers and prostitutes, teen marriage and motherhood, the state […]

The Cage Door Swings

With my husband gone, I had to think about options.  I had not been able to work in about twelve years.  What had started out […]

Potted Mums and Forget Me Nots

A few days after my brother killed himself, I went to the apartment he had shared with his wife and two-year-old daughter.  I was attempting […]

The Beginning of Sorrows

The thing about tragedies is that they can catch you by surprise.  You get up in the morning and lazily eat breakfast as if you […]