Murder repeats itself

Sarah.4.2011

This weekend marks the anniversary of the murder of Karly Sheehan. Had she not been killed by her mother’s boyfriend, Karly Sheehan would be celebrating the end of yet another year of elementary school. It’s easy to imagine Karly lugging around a backpack, chatting with classmates about her summer plans, which surely would include yet [Read More...]

An Invitation of Honor

Dad & us

Several of my friends are headed to the White House. They are having breakfast with President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The invitation to breakfast belongs to an inclusive group. This group even has it’s own signature pin of distinction. I’m wearing my Gold Star pin now. In order to belong to this fraternity, [Read More...]

We are a Gold Star Family: Sucks 2 be U

Gold Star

  Daddy was the first dead person I ever saw. A child never forgets that image of their father in uniform, dead in a shiny metal casket. I remember the bloat in his face, the result of dying in jungle heat. That swollen face made Daddy look like somebody else’s father. My daddy wasn’t a [Read More...]


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