Tragedy worse when manipulated

It was early in my sophomore year of high school. I wasn’t driving yet, but other classmates were. The whispers in first-period geometry were that fellow sophomore “Tiffany” hit a kid who ran in front of her car the previous night. The kid was OK, but Tiffany was visibly shaken. A few days later, I […]

Military mama: Too bad time can’t be manipulated

In our home we countdown to events by the number of “night nights” we have to wait until the big day, it’s a technical term. Lately my oldest, has been trying to negotiate with time. He’ll hold out both hands, little fingers spread and ask, “This many night nights?” and I respond with the proper […]