Second Chances

Photo by Everton Vila on Unsplash Yesterday I learned that my brother-in-law died. Keith was a heavy Facebook user who suddenly went quiet, so a neighbor checked on him and discovered he’d passed away in his sleep—at 65. Since he was living in Ecuador, I hadn’t seen...

Losing my Sister

Photo by Victoria Rodriguez on Unsplash My sister is turning 60 today, if she’s still alive. Either way, she’s beyond my reach. Even in these days of Internet access to anyone, anywhere. The last time I spoke to her, I was about 30, so she would have been 33 or 34. I...

Misery at the Theater

Bob and I went to see HIR last night at Salt Lake Acting Company with friends David and Amy. It was outstanding as their plays always are, but painful to watch. For the uninitiated, it’s about a messed-up family—but not in a way you’ve ever seen before. Dad has become...