Reliquary for Doug

I don’t remember when I first came across O'Henry’s story of the Gifts of the Magi. The story goes like this. A husband sells his heirloom watch to buy his wife some beautiful combs for her long luxurious hair for Christmas.  Unbeknownst to him, she has sold her hair to buy him a beautiful watch [...]

Father’s Day

Barring miracles, Sunday was my last Father’s Day. It could not have been the best ever, as the #1 spot will remain uncontested in perpetuity since Nathan’s actual birth was on Father’s Day in 1988. However, second best Father’s Day EVER is a pretty major triumph, given that the deck was stacked against us by [...]

Moments of Vulnerability

I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. Frankly, I have been struggling with this part of our cancer journey. I want to be able to say something uplifting; lately that has been in short supply. But, for the sake of transparency here is a taste of our lives. I wake up each morning. Usually the [...]