Suffering Comes Like a Walker

I love the show The Walking Dead. I’ve always loved zombies, but this show, much like Max Brooks’ fait accompli of a novel, World War Z, both scares the pants off me and gives me the most inexplicable hope in humanity. Fans of the show know that walkers are scary, and they’re a threat, sure [Read More…]

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A Good Suffering

My aunt Kathy died last week, quite unexpectedly. She had a year-long bout with polio as a very young child and never walked again. She spent her whole life confined to a wheelchair or iron leg braces, never free from the complications of post-polio syndrome. For my aunt, pain was inextricable from life, varying only [Read More…]

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Labor and Deliverance

On the morning that Lincoln was born, the Ogre and I headed out to Naples at 7:15. We were quiet in the car. He was tired from the long night that we had had the night before. I was tired, too, but running on adrenaline. I was excited, and nervous, but mostly I was trying [Read More…]

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