Vitals On A Dead Guy?

Vitals On A Dead Guy?

My brother Robert died at the age of fifty-one in June 2018 at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital during an attempt to replace an old, failing, plastic heart valve he’d had put in when he was thirteen. I would have referred to it as an open-heart surgery, but really, they...
Tears Don’t Need Justifying

Tears Don’t Need Justifying

My every-few-mornings routine for years was to pour a little bit of H20 from my night stand water glass into my tarantula’s water bowl. She’d been a part of our family for sixteen years. Half my life. One morning, about to get dressed for work, wrapped in only a...
Halloween Fright

Halloween Fright

I used to love horror flicks and haunted houses in my teens and twenties.  I often find myself this time of year, in my thirties, reflecting on a younger mes affinity for fright and gore.  Nowadays, if I watch horror, I gravitate more towards monster flicks than...
Where Ceremony, Precaution, and Technology Meet

Where Ceremony, Precaution, and Technology Meet

In this time of Covid-19 there seems to be an air of “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” around remembrance ceremonies.  We’re living in a day and age where we hear more and more people saying, “I don’t want a funeral,” and/or, “I hate funerals.” ...