After I emerged from the depression that filled my twenties, I discovered some old friends didn’t care for the new me. This is part of the condition we seldom talk about.
Friends come and go. But to see my ex-bestie degenerate into a passing nod was too much to bear – and also not.
We don’t know the name Riet Hoogland, but we certainly should. Hers is a story of sacrifice, belief, and renewal.
I may have lost my father twenty-five years ago, but no one told me about the complicated nature of grief.
In the final installment of his “Dear Grandson” column, Stan Gerding talks about graduating from college, retiring from the Navy, the several jobs he held after that, and officially retiring.
John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, reminding you that you are beautiful and you are loved.
In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about Veterans Day and what it means to him.
Hard to give, harder to apply. The concept of meaningful relationship advice is the toughest beast to lasso, but I believe I have it tamed.
In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his role at Bethesda Naval Hospital, having coffee with Admiral Zumwalt, and going back to school at age 41.