The Immensities

—Anna-Marie— A little old lady called my son an asshole. Actually, she wasn’t that little and the term she used to describe Tobin was “asshole kid.”  She was standing right beside my un-invisable, hearing-enabled son. She looked right at him and said it like it was this hilarious joke between her and the lady who […]

The Incident

—Anna-Marie— The last thing I remember is my vision getting a little “funky.” It felt like I was about to get a migraine. (Years ago, when I frequently had migraines, I would see a light—one of those lights you see after staring into a light bulb—and then my vision would get “funky.”) I remember thinking, […]

“You Belong”: A Tribute

—Anna-Marie— Earlier this week, we unexpectedly lost one of the matriarchs in our family: my grandma.  It wasn’t until I was visiting her in the hospital, reflecting after her death, and processing everything to write her eulogy that I fully realized the impact she made on my life.  On Mother’s Day, we celebrate the women […]