We find ourselves sitting in the waning hours of dusk, speaking softly and optimistically to comfort ourselves.  “Things will be okay, things will be alright.” Rocking back and forth on the front porch, we angle our chairs toward the west to get a view of the setting sun as our hearts fill with dread.  As […]

“Are you on the toilet?”  She asked. “Um, no…yeah… I’m warming up the seat…It’s almost there…” I said humorously.  “Do you need to use the bathroom?” . She laughed.  “Never mind.” Afterward, I made one more tour through the house to see if the kids were up, moving, and preparing themselves for school.  “C’mon son. […]