“Home” Is a Four-Letter Word

#1 life lesson learned so far: Memories manifest themselves in many ways. No two are ever quite the same—each one, its own psychological snowflake. How memory is triggered and then recalled depends on the sense through which it was conceived. One sees a memory. One hears a memory. One feels a memory, and so on...

Years Before I Happened

At the end of their first date, when Mom tried to say good night and send Dad on his way, Dad forced Mom's front door open with his foot. I'm not really sure what transpired after that. Dad must have expected something more than what Mom intended to offer. She never said it outright, but I think he really scared her...