How my Mother Kept me Alive

How my Mother Kept me Alive

Like all good mothers, mine has nurtured and protected me since birth. She is short and slender, yet I have seen both large men and imposing women crumble under her tenacity. Throughout my upbringing I saw her lecture principals, yell at neighbors, berate baseball...
Unusual and Tragic and Alive

Unusual and Tragic and Alive

Lately I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of having a chronic illness — in my case, two illnesses, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome) and Lyme disease. Mostly I’ve been thinking about how the upswings in my health always follow a downswing,...