It’s been seven days since the most horrific day of my life, and I still feel like I can barely speak about it. As a writer, I’ve tried to process through writing, and I have been stunted by this horrid shock that doesn’t go away until I replay the entirety of the day. I just … More Deterrent

A Seat at the Table

“This food looks amazing!  I love coming to Dad’s for dinner,” said Cherished.  He said what we were all thinking.  The food was somehow always better there.  But even more than that, there was a way of timelessness around the table.  Stories regaled, songs sung, laughter chorused time and again.  It was always warm and … More A Seat at the Table

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Carlos looked hard into his son’s eyes, noting that they looked like the deep brown of rich soil.  Those precious eyes that he had tried every day to make sure knew nothing but hope were now fretful and unsure whether to be sad or scared. He saw himself in his son.   A sensitive boy … More Sé Valiente