Category: Friendship

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. …

A friend’s return

Over the years−whether by accident or by design−I have lost touch with multiple friends.  For years it bothered me.  Knowing that these people held slivers of my heart in their possession bothered me.  Knowing that perhaps those pieces of me meant nothing to them bothered me.  Knowing that perhaps I meant nothing to them bothered me. As a teenager and…