There is a moment when parents look away because it’s too hard. There are many, many moments afterwards when they can’t stop seeing that one moment. My friend says after she lost her son, she would crawl into his bed just to smell him. She was terrified of the day when his scent
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Memorial Day is a confusing time for my emotions. War is a horrible thing, and it’s hard for me to understand why we haven’t found a better way to deal with conflict by 2016. But Memorial Day isn’t about a concept, it’s about the people who have willingly joined the military—for honor or passion or
When this century began, the life expectancy in Oklahoma’s 74130 zip code was 14 years shorter than the life expectancy for Tulsans living only 6 miles away. The current report by the Center on Society and Health shows that the gap has closed a bit. The life expectancy in the Turley and McLain communities is
What were the last five questions you asked your best friend? I don’t know the statistic, but I’m sure you’ve noticed the routine. The first few times you talk to someone, you discover about 70% of everything you’ll ever learn about them. I enjoy introducing long-term friends to each other. By the end of the
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I’m writing this with one day remaining of my vacation in Washington, DC, although you will read it after I’m home. My husband and I have dreamed of this trip for a couple of years, and we aren’t ready to wake up. The thoughts in my head are crammed so tightly that when
“There’s two things I’ve got a right to, and these are death or liberty; one or the other I mean to have.”There’s talk of putting Moses’ face on the twenty dollar bill, replacing Andrew Jackson. Not the Old Testament Moses, but the Moses of the Civil War—Harriet Tubman. It’s been over one hundred years since
All year, Mars has been steadily moving eastward across the sky. Now, it’s flaring up, 10 times brighter than usual. Soon, it will stop, back up, stop again, and return to its eastbound course, performing a sort of Marzy Mambo. Just when you think you understand a thing, it loses its mind. As humans,
I’ve missed you! I thought I’d skipped a week or so, but I realized today that I’ve been gone a month. It’s been a worthwhile month, but I would have loved to have had you here. You’d have gotten roses. Not everyone’s favorite thing, but it made me fuzzy. 100 velvety maroon roses and