Orphaned at an advanced age

I was 9 years old when my father’s mother died. I still remember hearing the phone ring and knowing – instantly – that Grandma was gone. I was already in bed for the night but I ran down to the kitchen where my mother was on [...]

Quadriplegia? Just a word.

Moy Moy has quadriplegia. How did I not know this? I know the meaning of “quad” (4) and I know that Moy Moy has neither the use of her arms (2), nor her legs (2). I also know that 2 + 2 = 4. And yet somehow the term “quadriplegic”  has never [...]

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