FNG: Fine Nice Gal’s Run For the Wall

  Ten years ago, I joined my father’s medic for a cross-country trip, via motorcycle. I’ve written about that excursion in a Kindle book. FNG: Fine Nice Gal’s Run for the Wall is now available. Gold-Star daughter Karen Spears Zacharias was not born to be wild but that didn’t stop her from mustering up the [Read More...]

I talk to cabbies

rearview mirror

I talk to the cabbies. Where are you from? They answer: Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Jamaica, Mississippi. What brought you to DC? A better life. Then they tell me about the people they knew before they came to D.C.. The sisters, the cousins, the aunties, the brothers. They speak about how they miss their mamas and [Read More...]

A Gold Star Daughter’s story

Dad's Casket. 2.

The Man in the Jeep   At first I never even noticed the jeep, what with trying to tie up the bulldog pup. Grandpa Harve was sitting in a mesh lawn chair nearby, his dead arm slung down between his legs. His good hand flicked a cigarette stub. “Karen, you hold her,” Mama instructed over [Read More...]


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