Uncle Thomas

Uncle Thomas

 

You know that term “salt of the earth”—when you’re referring to a fine, upstanding individual? Well, my uncle Tom Bryan was more like “salt of the universe” or “salt of … Read more

Six Months Without Dad

Six Months Without Dad

I remember the morning the hospice called to tell me Dad had quietly passed away. It was relatively early—like a few minutes after 7 a.m. I don’t even think I’d … Read more

Dad’s Letter

Dad’s Letter

On the day I turned 21, my dad handed me a yellow-tinged envelope. Inside was quite possibly the best gift I’ve ever received or, at least, the most heartfelt.
It was … Read more