First World Problems

You know how sometimes you’re not feeling well and so you go home early only to find that the housekeeper is still there so you stumble into your home office mumbling something about “working from home” because the only thing more guilt-inducing than sitting on your a$$ while someone else cleans your house is sitting on your […]

An Open Letter

I wrote yesterday about the visit to my Grandpa. Two things really distressed me about that visit: I just felt so helpless. Unable to understand what he tried to say, unable to help, unable to do anything to make it better. Grandpa looked like an Old Man. I’ve seen that Old Man before; in the mall, […]

Finding The Words

This summer, my grandparents moved out of the home my father grew up in, and into a retirement home. It was time. Grandpa has been suffering from failing eyesight and Parkinson’s disease, and living at home was becoming too much. There were too many falls. There was a night spent on the bathroom floor before Grandma […]

This Is Wholesome

You may or may not have watched that Honey Maid video, the one that responds to the wholesome-haters. If not, maybe you’ve just become jaded when it comes to viral videos that tug at the heartstrings. Me too. But I decided to watch this one. Not because I’ve seen the original ads – I haven’t. When […]