Christmas

What To Give Your Child When You Can’t Afford Christmas

“We didn’t have any money, and I barely had any gifts for you.” My mother’s voice shook as she recounted a Christmas Eve night many years ago. I was just a child at the time, tucked snuggly in my bed, but unable to sleep. The giddy anticipation of Christmas morning was more than enough to […]

caring

I Stopped Caring, And I’ve Never Been Happier

Maybe it’s an aging thing, but every year on my birthday I find myself in a state of reflection. This year is no different in that regard, but my perception has changed notably from years past. This year, it seems, I’ve found my footing in life. Maybe it’s odd that it’s taken me 33 years, […]