February 2009: Out of the Ashes

Charlie: Three weeks ago, after working out and doing a few errands, I came home and realized that I had left my jacket in the locker room of the gym. This wasn’t the first (or probably the last) time that I had done something like this. It was more like the twentieth...

January 2009: Family of Choice

Linda: I grew up in the South and my only living grandparents lived in New York. Except for occasional visits up North, I rarely saw them. I remember having a deep longing to be close to a sweet grandmother, someone who was wise and loving, with twinkling eyes. I used...