Killing All the Unicorns

I’ve always been sensitive to my daughter’s emotions. For years, my husband and I altered words to ensure we didn’t hurt her tiny membranes. Instead of sick, we’d say someone was “lying down.” If someone died, we’d used the word “passed.” My husband and I tiptoed around the sadness of life like clumsy ballerinas. The […]

The Sin of Selfishness: My Own

I am being selfish today. Wrapped up in myself, worrying about what the future holds, when I should be leaving the past behind me and staying fully in the present. My Great-Aunt died. Miss Margaret. She called me “Lee-tha”, for some reason, she never got the “S” in Lisa. A wonderful, kind hearted lady, who […]