A major loss doesn't have to ruin your life.
Shortly before my mother died last spring, she made a comment that brought me up short:
"I wish we'd talked about it more," she said. That was all.
"It" was a defining event in all our lives -- the death of my 16-year-old son in a car accident. Concerned about the toll it was taking on my parents, my husband and I tried to keep the depths of our pain hidden from them.
The allegedly game-changing videos of Democratic operatives talking big about dubious tactics fall short of proving illegal behavior.
The woman behind Looking For Heroes always talked about traveling with her mother, but the time was never right. Finally, she realized that life is too short to delay your dreams, so she took a month off of work and traveled all ove...
This weekend’s short story is Adam Haslett’s dark, powerful effort “The Beginnings of Grief“. Its gripping opening paragraphs: A year after my mother’s suicide I broke a promise to myself not to burden my father with worries of my o...