When Grace Breaks Us

6-year-old Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson

  Grace is terrifying. It is the cast aside bloodied bandages of grave clothes. It is a tomb sealed off, so hot and stuffy that it takes your breath away.  It is despair, the ever-present shadow of death encroaching. It is the beggar’s desire for a drink of cool water receiving a sip of bitters [Read More...]

A Day at Stone Bridge Farms

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“Looking back, I love the South so much, even though there was a time when I didn’t feel so proud of being from there. The sense of community there is unheard of in this day and age. The idea that it takes a village to raise a child—it works.” – Samuel Jackson.   A few years ago, [Read More...]

Tribe of Blood Kin

Roger. Me

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ― Maya Angelou They told him he has six months to live. With or without the treatment. So my cousin Roger stopped chemo cold turkey, decided that he wanted to live whatever life he has left awake, engaged, fully conscious. Roger has colon cancer. It had already reached [Read More...]


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