Monthly Archives: August 2017

One Year with a Warrior

One year ago, we didn’t know if we would ever actually get to meet him.   The prognosis was grim. We knew that *if* he survived delivery that he would have to immediately go into open heart surgery. We knew … Continue reading

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Cairo, Chapter One

I​ ​land​ ​in​ ​Frankfurt​ ​at​ ​2:30.​ ​My​ ​flight​ ​to​ ​Cairo​ ​doesn’t​ ​leave​ ​until​ ​7.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​coffee​ ​shop​ ​I​ ​pass​ ​has too​ ​long​ ​of​ ​a​ ​line.​ ​I​ ​keep​ ​walking​ ​and​ ​order​ ​at​ ​the​ ​next​ ​one.​ ​The​ ​barista​ ​is​ ​young​ ​and good-looking,​ ​and​ … Continue reading

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Brief Encounter, Milwaukee edition

“Are you happy?” he asks. I smile and vocalize something between “mmhmm” and clearing my throat in an octave not quite human. I am banking on him not knowing me well enough to press it. He doesn’t. He just keeps … Continue reading

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