Death, now with pictures

After learning that D committed suicide, I knew I’d need to address the death in House of Cards, and while I still work on what I think will be an afterward … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Radio silence

Used to think that only I have gone through the things through which I’ve gone, but a friend is facing the same decision I faced when D’s mother died. Her … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

You know who your friends are

Sunday night. Holly came for the kids after work. They were sleeping. Avery was asleep on the couch. Sitting up. He fell asleep sitting up, while watching television. Aurora was … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

More headlights. More cars.

About seven months ago, the editor of Whistling Fire accepted the excerpt from HOUSE OF CARDS in which I tried twice to kill myself. She didn’t know when the excerpt … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Death and its pale horse

On December 5, the man I refer to as D, killed himself in the home where he was living in Kansas. He was 30. He was cremated. No service information … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kristy, last name unknown

During my junior year of college, my girlfriend’s roommate, Kristy, died. Maybe my girlfriend was already my ex-girlfriend, but I think we were still sleeping together. Her roommate died in … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment


I’m cooking, or I’m making something for the kids to eat, when I most often think about my parents. I don’t talk to my father, for reasons that once made … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Father’s Father Dies at 8:07 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010

I am at the home I once shared with my soon-to-be ex-wife, Holly, when my brother texts to let me know. Holly had invited me over for dinner. She had … Continue reading

September 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

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