Curse the Locks, Open That Inner Door

Curse the Locks, Open That Inner Door

I’ve accidentally locked myself in a small room on the second floor of my empty house. My immediate reaction is to try to break out, to get that #@!# lock to give! And so I find a square of cardboard in the trash, a tag from a new t-shirt. I work that into the crack...
Coming Home – the Leap

Coming Home – the Leap

The moment of awakening may be marked by an outbursts of laughter, but this is not the laughter of someone who has won the lottery or some kind of victory. It is the laughter of one who, after searching for something for a long time, suddenly finds it in the pocket of...
My Friend

My Friend

My friend tells me he is dying. He jokes, “The doctor gives me four weeks if I don’t take the chemo treatment. (pause for effect) Four-and-a-half if I do.” I am quiet. Even though I have seen his six-year struggle with cancer, I am caught off guard. “I’m joking,” he...