For a surly twelve-year-old on a trip to Manitoba with grandparents, temporary discomfort precedes the remarkable.
Sensory triggers lead down a rabbit-hole of nostalgia, connecting memories of a beloved grandmother with the present.
Remembered phone conversations and a reflection on a father's legacy offer a deeper sense of what it is that makes work worthwhile. The idea of the "dream job" is overturned.
A Christmas visit to Indiana reveals a vast difference between a present and former world. But storytelling forms a bridge between the two and a lens onto worlds beyond.
A mother leaves behind a note and a disruption to normalcy as it seemed. What follows is a long search for equilibrium, and at last, a reexamination of what normal means.
A fragile, humbly wrapped Christmas gift from a grandmother turns out to be a source of countless stories from generations past and the catalyst for a new practice.
For an eager fifteen-year-old, a visit to relatives in Lebanon is characterized by hospitality, discovery, and bliss, followed by a fiery taste of culture shock.
A daughter's bright, brief life marks a stark contrast between before and after. Through the lens of grief, creative work and the world look different.
The same bit of advice, repeated over time, is at first frustrating and impenetrable. But at last, with a little background information, it becomes invaluable.
When a spouse becomes a client, the business relationship takes a surprising turn. In its aftermath, the experience offers a lesson in humility and thoughtful communication.