The Luckiest

It's mid-afternoon and for the moment, the house is relatively quiet. It is nap time; the dogs are caught in a lazy embrace on the couch and the buzz from the TV drones faintly in the background. I lean back in our chestnut-brown recliner, my left foot methodically keeping time against the speckled carpet. Gazing … Continue reading The Luckiest

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The Long Road Back

My dad and I went out to lunch earlier this week. He picked me up from work around 11:45am, and we quickly agreed to head to Granite City. On the ride over, we made small talk about how our respective days were going, work, and family. Due to the lunch rush, we were seated at … Continue reading The Long Road Back