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Lean on Pete

Photo by Jamison Riley on Unsplash Last night Bob and I watched Lean on Pete. From the description—a 15-year-old boy tries to save a horse from slaughter—I had no idea that I would be experiencing the most intense chapter from my childhood. Spoiler alert: I give away...

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...

Running for Abuse Survivors

  Photo by James Chou on Unsplash Here’s an inspiring story from Runner’s World: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a22663057/christian-griffith-cross-country-run-inspire-sex-abuse-survivors/ I started running in high school and have always done some...

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...