“Do you want a boy or girl this time?” It didn’t matter who asked. I’d always answer the same. “Healthy.”
Here’s what that means: The bones in her skull fused before birth, and her brain needs more room to grow. Now, surgeons need to cut open the front of her head, remove a piece of her skull, reshape it, and put it back together.
On Nov. 3, my wife and I…
I spent the past weekend at my 10-year college reunion.
Friday evening, I ran into a familiar face in an elevator. He thanked me for an article I wrote for the college newspaper. I couldn’t even recall the guy’s last name, let alone the story he was talking about. I didn’t admit it.
“Oh, wow,” I said. “I can’t believe you still remember that.”
Over the next 30 or so hours, three more people thanked me for covering them back at college. I remembered their stories. Details stored in my memory the past decade came back to me as we’d…
Husband. Dad. Fan of writing, baseball, cigars, and beer. University of Dayton grad from Youngstown, Ohio, living in York, Pa.