Zebras in Texas

My phone suddenly stopped working this weekend. I was traveling and being connected was more important than usual. The friend who was picking me up at the train station had to find me. The driver who was getting me from her house to the venue [...]

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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