We put the ER in Together

(with excerpts from my essay in the forthcoming Walking with Anne Bronte) The ordeal is over! We've returned to the States! Finally home! The relief! The joy! The abundance! The... is that a cascade of blood flowing down Auggie's face and chest? Yes. Yes, it is. It took an entire week before one of us…

Bird’s Eye View

My eye has been twitching for over a month. The first winter, I saw two swans in the sheep field. I'd never seen swans in a field. Swans are supposed to be in lakes and picturesque rivers with waterwheels. How weird. Imposter crows? Poser seagulls? Seagulls in the Midlands I don't get either. But swans…

The Dreamers’ Playbook

Hey guys, what do you want to play? My kids ask this when homework is done, while getting out of the car after church, waking up after their sleepover, and from still inside the bathroom washing hands-- Guys, what do you want to play? I remember, from a thousand years ago when I was a…