Life and death


The kind woman greeted us at the entrance of the funeral home last week. She directed us to the area of the memorial service being held for a friend of B, my partner. Interestingly enough, it was in the same “chapel” that had a placard out front its doors for someone who appeared to be…

oak-tree

Digging into the past


Most of my life has been about other people’s stories, whether at various Paragraph Factories or in fiction. My own family story was often shrouded in disconnections. My mom’s side of the family ends with her immediate family — a story of her brother dying in Africa; her father being a gardener for some royal;…

Get it first or get it right?


Here we go again. As the University of Texas seeks a new coach to replace Mack Brown, blogs and social media are quick with updates by the minutes. Often, these updates are anonymously sourced and feel more like conjecture or wishful thinking. Don’t get me wrong, I look at those links just like you do.…