Archives for November 2016

The Family You Make

It???s November, it???s Thanksgiving and I think we all spend this time of year thinking about family and reflecting on the past. I???m no different. Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. There was just something about it. We spent much of my childhood and several years through high school … [Read more...]

Family Has No Limits

Growing up our family home never felt calm or comfortable to me. It was hard to predict when someone would start yelling at someone else, it felt like people were always hurriedly passing through the front door, and all of the constant action took place over the TV that was playing in the … [Read more...]

I Will Be Your Family

Our topic this month is family. Before the election, I'd have written about my family of origin, friends from childhood, and supportive tribes of like-minded souls. Not today, though. The election has triggered too many feelings in me. I see the world through that filter right now. Bigotry in … [Read more...]

Family is Unorthodox

My family is small+ADs just my parents and my younger sister and I. Four very strong personalities, who at times have difficulty being in the same room together, yet still have an immense love for each other. ??Family was a complicated ideal for me. One I had tried to perfect and control for as long as … [Read more...]

We Are Family

There is the family we are born to, and there is the family that we make+ADs in my case, I have always felt more comfortable with the latter. My Midwest suburban upbringing dictated that we stay close by, and maybe someday, raise our own families near our parents. But it never felt like home. The lure … [Read more...]