Every Mothers Day

Posted by on May 10, 2015 in History | No Comments
Every Mothers Day

  MY MOTHER’S RETREAT FROM EVERYTHING and everybody was so effectual that when the paramedics came for her, they had to break down her door. She survived the day, but not many thereafter. That scenario alone could have been enough of a wake-up call for me: the message being, should I continue in the same escapist M.O. I had inherited from her, the day might come when […]

The Miracle Child

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in History | One Comment
The Miracle Child

  ONCE, I SAW THE SON OF A SERIAL KILLER interviewed in a British documentary. He’d grown up unaware of how many people his father murdered, clueless about all the bodies buried beneath the yard he played in. When the interviewer expressed shock at one of the son’s more surprising statements–that even now, even knowing everything the man had done, he still loved his […]