Finding Our Way (YeahWrite Super Challenge #13 Round 1 Entry)

A few weeks ago, I entered YeahWrite's quarterly writing contest - nonfiction this quarter. My task was to write a mostly-true personal essay in 1,000 or fewer words to the prompt "They told me so." In other words, I had to write an essay about a time when someone earned the right to say "I … Continue reading Finding Our Way (YeahWrite Super Challenge #13 Round 1 Entry)

How Did We Get to This Place?

  Dear Son: It feels like you started kindergarten about a year ago. Maybe two. Three years, tops. I remember a lot of things about that time in your life. I remember walking into your classroom with you on your “meet the teacher” night that first time, watching with pride as you greeted your teacher … Continue reading How Did We Get to This Place?

The Harsh Realities of AWLS

I have not openly discussed this previously, but I’ve been living with a chronic condition for the past several years.  It’s not life-threatening, thank goodness, but it is unfortunately something I’m doomed to live with for the rest of my life. I can largely thank genetics for this one, as I know many family members who … Continue reading The Harsh Realities of AWLS