Losing My Mother, Then My Baby

This is a very special post from a thoughtful contributor who lost her mother at 19 then years later faced the hard decision to terminate a pregnancy after doctors found that the baby had a third chromosome, a deadly Trisomy 13. Her story touched me because of her bravery and candor. Please read this post with … Continue reading

My Mother Never Lost Her Sense of Humor

By Matt Schmidt The hospital room is just like any other—white, white, and then some more white. Wires and tubes hang from the wall. Weird beeping noises persist. Some instrumental music plays on a small TV. I never understand why they couldn’t spice things up a bit to make rooms a little more comforting. Add … Continue reading

November’s Topic: My Response (by Lauren Muscarella)

By Lauren Muscarella This month’s question comes from a fantastically insightful reader. The question hit me and resulted in a muse-like trance. November 2010 Question: My father died of a sudden heart attack while working-out in his condo building’s gym (where we often worked-out together). It was five days after his 58th birthday, and one week … Continue reading