Monthly Archives: November 2012

One for Mark

The boys, my sister Sherry, my mother and I were at a Chinese restaurant on Friday night, the day after Thanksgiving. Lately it has been, as we say in the South, “a rough patch” emotionally. I took the boys on … Continue reading

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Thanks, but no thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day. After the long march, heavy with dread, the holidays have arrived. But it’s okay. I have it figured out. I’m going to work, and then I’m going to drive. Work will keep me busy, body and mind. … Continue reading

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Landmark anniversaries and new theologies

Mark had been diagnosed the second time, and we’d been from doctor to doctor getting second and third opinions, all of which were terrifying. We kept going, grimly, mostly silent, both of us buttoned up tight. Until that one night … Continue reading

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