Helen

Last night I dreamt of being in my paternal grandmother’s house.  It was just as she had left it the day I went with her to the hospital.  We didn’t know then that she would never come home, and would instead spend the end of her life in the clutches of Parkinson’s disease, wasting away … Read more

No Knight in Shining Armor

Having been the product of a divorced home, as well as a witness to my parents’ toxic relationships with second spouses, one would think that traditional notions of romance and rescue would not have permeated my world view. In retrospect, I see that the dysfunction and chaos of my childhood drove me closer to the … Read more