New Year, New You

The new year is almost upon us. We hang a clean new calendar on the wall and it makes it almost believe that because we had a party at midnight things will be different. We will be different. We start off the year with grand plans of how we can be better people. We will go […]

Scars Fade

I was examining my arms the other day, and I realized that my scars from this summer have faded. I don’t know quite when it happened, but unless I’m looking really hard, I can’t see them any more. I remember those first days, angry red punctures from needle after needle being pushed into skin, searching for veins […]

Brittany Maynard’s Death and Embracing Loss

On Saturday, with the help of doctors, and with her family near, Brittany Maynard took her life. She was battling a form of brain cancer that was likely going to end her life in just a few months, so she and her family moved to Oregon so she could take advantage of the state’s Death with […]

Autumn Afghan

It’s been years since I’ve crocheted an afghan. I learned to crochet from my grandmother. She had been crocheting my whole life, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I decided to approach her about learning that craft. One afternoon, we sat down together, she gave me an extra hook and skein of […]