Lessons from My Dog About Relationships

“Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move towards the unknown,” wrote Paulo Coelho, author of By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, “even when we don’t want to and we think we don’t need to.” My dog, Ellie, turned 12 one month ago. She was a little grayer...

Motherhood is a Matter of Perspective

Genes are like a bunch of seventh graders; never quite sure how they’re going to rearrange themselves. They’re rarely predictable. And, when they converge, they produce results with lasting consequences. The hereditary line on my mother’s side of the family took...

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