Look Towards Heaven and Home

Today, I lost one of the finest men I’ve ever known. I love you, Pop. There are so many things that fill your head when you watch someone you love pass away – fears; hopes; prayers. Your mind is aflame with a thousand different thoughts, a thousand different emotions, until you’re suddenly jerked back from […]

A Heart So Big

I had a curriculum meeting at Ella’s school tonight, so I stopped in at MawMaw and Pop’s in the middle of the afternoon. Pop was lying in bed, sleeping, and MawMaw was visiting with my cousin Chasity. Pop looked better, but only because he had his glasses on and his teeth in; apparently, he woke […]

The Insistence of Memory

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don’t come to mind when we want them. – Frederich Nietzsche I took Jon and Ella to go visit my grandfather yesterday. We’ve become semi-regular visitors to his bedside, making sure that we take advantage of the time we have to […]

Going Home

I could spend a lot of time torturing out the metaphor of “going home”, but let’s just be honest: today I get to go home and see my wife and kids for the first time in days. Pretty soon, my grandfather could be going home too. Both homecomings will be sweet, both will be joyous, […]

When The Yellow Brick Road Runs Out

You spend most of your life not noticing it, but there are moments that burst into being to remind you that your life is made up of people. Not moments. Not memories. People. Your parents. Your spouse. Your kids. The people that help you define who you are. They are the ones who shape your […]