Tag Archive for 'emotions'

I was driving home after teaching one Sunday and listening to the TED Radio Hour. Hosted by Guy Raz, the show features a few TED talks each week, woven together thematically in often surprising ways. Guy plays snippets from the talks and interviews the presenters a bit. I always enjoy it. On this particular day, […]

Unambiguous Loss

My dad died on Wednesday. If you recall from my mom’s posts about being his caregiver¬†(see below for links to these*), my dad was very sick for a very long time. He was diagnosed with Stage IV nasopharyngeal adenocarcinoma in September 2003. The diagnosing physician at Vanderbilt University shook his hand and asked if he’d […]

When Things Hurt

I got a hangnail on my thumb last week. I picked and poked at it and it got horribly infected. It hurt like the dickens. So of course, everything I did for two days somehow involved my thumb. I banged it on the faucet in the bath. I cut it on an eggshell while trying […]