Archives: 2020 | May

May 14, 2020

How Wendell Rodricks taught me to ‘give it away’

‘Lisa, I don’t know if you’ve already heard. Dearest Wendell passed away today.’ I saw the message on the evening of February 12th and could not react. Not for entire minutes. When I rechecked my phone the message was still there, along with more, an outpouring of disbelief and grief, ‘I can’t believe he’s gone.’ […]


May 7, 2020

The joys of motherhood

‘Mommy?’ I look up momentarily disoriented. The nurse has put a hand on my shoulder. She is smiling down at me with a gentle but perplexed look on her face. My twin girls, Sufi and Soleil, swivel their huge anime eyes at me. I’ve been waiting at the clinic for a check-up for my twin […]


May 6, 2020

The meaning of wellness

I was in Tbilisi, Georgia this summer when Goga, the personal trainer I hired, asked me to translate ‘cancer’ by typing it into an app on his phone. We had been carrying on conversations in halting English between sets and I had just jokingly told him to take it easy on me, after all, I […]