Category: Failure

Shooting wooden stars

On a recent trip to Canada, I heard a startling fact on public radio: 349 American service members committed suicide in 2012 (to put that in perspective, that’s 54 more than were killed in Afghanistan that same year). I was shocked. disheartened. and ashamed. The broadcast went on to share the story of a 31-year-old Marine.  He’d been in Afghanistan. …

“Fall harder. Rise up better.”

My husband and I recently moved. We left the Lake (where we’d been showered with peace, perfect sunsets, and night skies so bejeweled I swore I could reach up and pluck the stars from the velvet welkin) and returned… to. the. suburbs. I was much more accepting of the move than my more-often-than-not better half.  In my head and heart,…