On Compassion

Friends, today I ask you to please practice compassion. I had not planned on adding my voice to the public conversation about the recent deaths of two (and many more than two) truly remarkable and very admired people, but I now think it bears repeating. By me and to whomever is willing to examine their … Continue reading On Compassion


Grief – a Short Story by Pepper O’Brien

There really wasn't anything quite as satisfying as beating bread dough into submission. Don't think about it. Don't go there. Keep it together.  I chanted silently to myself over and over as I kneaded, the smell of the yeast wafting up to remind me that I was safe, I was home, and I was getting on … Continue reading Grief – a Short Story by Pepper O’Brien