Category Archives: family

ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF MY FATHER’S DEATH

There was a full moon the night before my father died. Like the moon a few nights ago that shone through my window, bright as a prayer. Eleven years have passed since my father’s death and, strange as it may

HOW ALZHEIMER’S REARRANGES FAMILIES

A woman finds herself shouldering the burden of providing care for a parent with Alzheimer’s while her siblings rarely call or visit. A man moves in with his mother, whose memory is splintering quickly, while his sisters claim things aren’t

ON MY FATHER’S BIRTHDAY

104 years ago on this day a baby boy was born to a devoutly religious woman who believed in tithing even though she had little, and a good-natured Irishman with a drinking problem. That boy grew up to be my