I just told Danny about my book

I just told Danny about my book

I knew I was heading to BookCon. (And by the way, BookCon – meeting, and signing my book for, 100 strangers in less than 30 minutes – was so, so cool!) I knew I needed to remind Danny (my dad) that I’d written a memoir and to tell him that it was being published. I...
A letter from my father

A letter from my father

I’ve written many times about how tough my relationship with Danny, my father, can be. I’ve told stories of his anger and distance when I was young, and of his anger and distance now that I’m an adult. I wonder what he truly feels. I used to never know that he...
You can’t always get what you want

You can’t always get what you want

Someone I love dearly and deeply is working through a personal challenge. They’ve recently realized that they very rarely, if ever, ask for what they want. Or maybe they knew that they very rarely, if ever, asked for what they wanted, but they’ve recently realized...
Thank god for my compassion

Thank god for my compassion

I spoke with my dad, Danny, today. As many of you know, he’s in a nursing home, and too young to be in a nursing home. And as many of you know, he’s basically a pain to be around. He’s (understandably) cranky and cantankerous. He’s (as always) inappropriate and...
You just keep going….

You just keep going….

That’s what my mother said to me this morning. “You face these challenges, and then you reach down deep to an inner strength and you just keep going.” We had been talking about a situation that happened with a client earlier this year that had been grueling. It had...