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Do the Right Thing

December 18, 2012


When I dropped my daughter off for first-grade this morning, the thought – however fleeting – that it might be the last time I ever saw her crossed my mind. It didn’t used to be that way. I grew up in schools, more so than most kids.  My father was a third grade teacher, so […]

The Good Fight

July 9, 2012



“Three years ago, epilepsy came into our lives with no warning.  We were unprepared.  We weren’t ready. But we’ve made it through.  And we’ll keep making it through.” Those were my words, just about a year ago.  I wrote them near the end of a piece detailing the three-year struggle since my eldest daughter, Amelia, […]

An Open Letter to Michael Savage

July 1, 2012



Dear Dr. Savage, You don’t know me, but I would like to thank you. After the recent surprising Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare, you were quick to offer an explanation for the decision of Chief Justice Roberts to side with the liberal members of the court. So that everyone can read your brilliance, I […]

What Now?

January 22, 2012



When I was twenty-four, I finally graduated college.  I decided the best plan for my future was to go to grad school, get my Master’s, and become a college instructor while I wrote my sure-to-be bestselling Great American Novel. I applied to four schools:  Houston, Syracuse, Iowa, and Miami University (OH).  Syracuse was my first […]

Day 3: Attrition

January 19, 2012


Yeah, so I was wrong. I said the waiting was the worst part. Now, as we’re something like halfway through Day 3, I have realized the truth. Waiting sucks. But what we have to do to our daughter is worse. Do you know why the average hospital stay for long term monitoring is four to […]


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