Saints and Suffering

Sometimes when I’m really really happy and life seems to be going well, I don’t quite trust it. A lifelong…

Baby I Love You.

Go on and live your life. There will be endless posts about lessons of 9/11. The lesson I’ve taken away…

Losses

breathe through it I’ve been trying to “get over” some losses because even though I know better, the “just get…

The Sweat of Terror

Australia Ten years ago I was in Australia, near Melbourne, with people who had lived through a nightmare. The Kinglake…

On Gratitude

When times are tough we are often urged to be grateful for what we have. My father drove us slightly…

Betrayal

I hate this word. My son and I have words we just don’t like – Even though these words do…

Small World

I can feel your fear. And mine. I want to write you words. Words that will erase your heart pounding…

2016

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 One of our early Houston founding families supported the creation of settlement houses and community…

UPHEAVAL

(We’re sick of this damn virus) In the aftermath of disaster there are discernible patterns — stages of thought, behavior and emotions.…