Lingering Lessons

(Photo: My sister, Linda Marie, and my grandmother sometime in the late 1980s, I think.) Lingering Lessons: I cringed and tightly clutched my dwindling chunk of chocolate, then, reluctantly, my eyes oscillated between my prized treat and her hopeful eyes.  “Can I please have a piece, doll?” she asked, in Spanish.  We had done this […]

Nothing Worse than a Broken Heart

I don’t think there is a worse pain than a broken heart. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one or the loss of a cherished relationship, a broken heart can debilitate even the strongest man or woman. It consumes thoughts and disrupts sleep. It can make simple tasks, like attending classes, working, and eating, […]