Standing at hero height

Standing at hero height

My fathers didn’t build skyscrapers. They weren’t celebrities, or inventors, or rocket scientists. They didn’t fly to the moon or circle Earth. They didn’t make billions, or even millions, on the stock market. They never ran for office. They had no bestsellers, movie...
Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

When it comes to remembering a past #genocide, solving “cold cases” or unearthing what’s been buried by history, people generally take one of two stances. One group wants answers, regardless of what they reveal. The other sees no need to disturb the sleeping dogs of...
A story of genocide that must be told

A story of genocide that must be told

A few days ago marked the second year I haven’t been able to speak with Mom on her birthday. It wasn’t quite as painful as it was last year. But it still hurts not to be able to hear her voice. To share exciting news with her. To talk about our writing. To get her...
Breast Cancer as a Chapter in Life

Breast Cancer as a Chapter in Life

Story is more than words on a page; it’s how life is lived. We each will travel through many chapters before finishing the book of our life. Some chapters will ripple with laughter, with joy and achievement. But others will bring challenges that force us to draw from...