Dealing with a Crisis

Disposable People

When I was barely pregnant with Jacob, my friend Rachel had a baby, a little girl named Gabrielle. A lovely, tiny thing with a shock of black hair I was compelled to pet whenever I held her, she was Rachel’s first baby. Six weeks later, SIDS, that terrible night thief of babies, stole Gabrielle away. […]

Crisis Poltergeist

I am awesome in a crisis. I mean, stellar. I act fast and think faster. Here, I’ll show you: On a cold morning in the fall of 2006, just after Carter turned 4, I put him in the shower and washed him. When he was clean, I wrapped him in a towel and set him […]

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