Month: August 2021

What I Want You to Know About BTS

A couple of weeks after your mom died we were on our way to get some dinner when BTS’s “Mic Drop” started playing on the car stereo. It was part of a playlist I made for our car rides together after I finally came… Continue Reading “What I Want You to Know About BTS”

What I Want You to Know About Aging

I am getting to be old. I feel it especially in my knees and my lower back. I play basketball for an hour and I spend the next week bent slightly askew at my standing desk, as if perpetually preparing to bow politely to… Continue Reading “What I Want You to Know About Aging”

What I Want You to Know About the Gift of Subtraction

“What is he into these days?” That has been one of the most common questions I have heard from friends and family members since your mom died. Very seldom are they asking out of mere curiosity. They want to get you something. Anything to… Continue Reading “What I Want You to Know About the Gift of Subtraction”

What I Want You to Know About Our Vacation

“There’s a fish!” you exclaim as you point to the water pooling near the bank of Rock Creek. I look down but, at my angle, the hazy sunlight casts a glare that makes it impossible to see what you are looking at. I move… Continue Reading “What I Want You to Know About Our Vacation”

Guest Post – Burial Day

Today we gathered to place Jaime’s ashes in the ground. It was a hard day for all of us, though it was nice to be able to have a live event to bookend last year’s online memorial service. Several people eulogized her beautifully today… Continue Reading “Guest Post – Burial Day”