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The Happiest

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. It frightens me to say this, because I have learned the lesson about constant change well.  I know that nothing lasts forever, not even the things you really, really … Continue reading

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On Babies and Bravery

When I found out he was coming, I was terrified. I was afraid for all the hurt and tears and pain that might be waiting for the people I loved the most – my brother, my niece or nephew, my sister-in-love who … Continue reading

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And a burden was lifted…

My brother Jay never claimed he was innocent. He has, from what I’ve been told, been extremely forthcoming since the night of his arrest about the crimes he committed.  He told us, at the time, that it was a relief … Continue reading

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The next time someone says “are you sitting down?”, I’m going to hang up.

I don’t remember what day it was when my mother called. A week ago, I think. I don’t remember what I was doing at the time. Something in my kitchen, and I was smiling. It didn’t occur to me that … Continue reading

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Like Yin and Yang On LSD, I Think.

I keep thinking about how I want to come here and tell you thank you.  I want to express how grateful I am for the kindness of loved ones and strangers and how all of it has reminded me that … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to say other than, it’s in the papers, so I might as well tell you.

I don’t know where to start. I should start at the beginning, but I have no idea where that is. What I know, is that in the paper, there is this:  “IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man arrested Thursday … Continue reading

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Oh, the places you’ll go. Without me.

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” -Dr. Seuss Now that Hilly has had a chance to tell you herself, it’s OK for me to talk about it here. Hilly hasn’t been here … Continue reading

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The Other Brother

I have three brothers. I share a mother with two of them and a father with the other. To be fair, I share much more than a mother with Jay and Creed. We were raised together. We share a childhood, … Continue reading

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