Colin Kaepernick: Mother & Child Reunion

I don’t know if you have been following all the hoopla over the upcoming Super Bowl. If so, perhaps you have seen the story about 49ers quarterback┬áColin Kaepernick? Adopted out as an infant, Colin’s birth mother has come forward to say she is eager to have a face-to-face meeting with her son — when, if, [Read More…]

In Search of Restoration

I arrived home from Seattle on Saturday. It had been an eventful last week of radiation for Mama. We learned on Thursday that she had blood clots in her legs and a tinsy brain bleed. The problem, of course, was that the treatment for the blood clots — blood thinner — can make the brain [Read More…]

Root Little Pig

  The blinds drawn, lights off, I leaned over Mama’s hospital bed and rubbed her neck. “I don’t know how you manage to be so strong,” I said. “It’s like my mama always told me,” she answered. “Root little pig or die.” My mother has spent a lifetime figuring out how to survive only to [Read More…]