Wednesday Words: On Being Grateful

grate·ful (grātfəl) adj.
feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

There’s a story floating around the internet this week, about a mystery diner who paid for a family’s dinner after seeing the family’s little boy lose his cool in the restaurant.  The boy is nonverbal as a result of a severe form of epilepsy.  The diner also sent over an anonymous note, which read “God only gives special children to special parents.” Read the rest of this entry »


Primordial Soup, DNA, and Beauty

I grew, inside my mother’s body, from a single cell.  In that time, I created all the eggs I’d ever have—my contribution to future children.  We existed like that, three generations, nested together like Russian matryoshka dolls.

Chipmunk, just born.

Chipmunk, just born.

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