For my beautiful daughter — Thank you for teaching me the meaning of joy.
Month: July 2011
After the fireflies
We are sitting on the porch, Jessica and I, watching the fireflies. We do this every summer night, poignant for me, a happy tradition for her. Last year, at this time, the neurosurgeon was telling us about an unexpected finding on Jessica’s MRI and proposing what sounded to me then, and still does, like a…
On knowing the future
Terry Pratchett is wicked smart and his comic novels come with a sting. He found out a few years ago that he is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s, and to read his most recent novel, I Shall Wear Midnight, with that knowledge is enough to make you cry. His young protagonist, Tiffany Aching, and her sidekicks,…
Jessica the Wise
In honor of the official re-release of my favorite book, Dojo Wisdom (which you can find here), I wanted to run an old essay about my favorite warrior and the day she found out the truth about her life. Jessica the Wise “Where is your scar, Mama?” Jessica asks as she brushes her short brown…
You may be celebrating the Independence Day holiday, but I am celebrating the official launch of the new edition of Dojo Wisdom. Of course, I will also be celebrating the Independence Day holiday. Everyone needs some fireworks in their lives! Hope you enjoy yours!