When the Body Needs to Rest

Being an athlete all of my life trained me to push through. Left shoulder forward and slightly curved in like a football player getting ready to make a big hit. Right leg plants firm then propels me forward creating a burst of energy. Move. Move. Move. And keep going...

Pressing Pause

Since the start of the pandemic, I have rarely had a chance to step away. Away from work. Away from the missing of all the things I no longer do. I need to step away more often. This time, it’s just an overnight to a small town on the west side of Puerto Rico. The day...

The Last Christmas

If I close my eyes, I can be there again. Twenty-one years ago. The darkness creeping in, a small Christmas tree on a coffee table, presents stacked to the side. It was a blessing that we didn’t know. We didn’t know it would be our last one together. The last...

Grief, Unannounced

Twenty years on, it still sneaks up on me. Grief. Unannounced. It catches in my throat. It’s the moment when I write the date, February 9th, and remember it’s his birthday. It’s the realization that twenty years ago today, February 14th, he was told the news that his...
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