Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

Here’s to my friend Jan on the 10th anniversary of her stroke

My friend Jan has always been one of our neighborhoods' more impressive residents. A cheerful whirling dervish, Jan worked as a school nurse, mothered two boys and greeted every weird medical question I had with a confident smile and a ready solution. In a general phone conversation with her once, I casually mentioned that I [...]

One day more

One day more

The sun rose yesterday morning, stretched out across the dull gray sky and offered hope in iridescent layers. I stood alone on a quiet bank and watched it arrive like a reliable old friend. I am always grateful for the sunrise and the invitation it offers -- to breathe, to appreciate, to rectify and to [...]