You Died at 30 — How Can You Be 32?

You Died at 30 — How Can You Be 32?

This time 32 years ago I was at a crawfish boil in Destrehan, Louisiana, and my friends were amusing themselves by watching a nine-months-pregnant woman peel mudbugs with two hands. Of course, they were drinking beer, which added to their mirth. I was so appropriately...
The Grandparent Effect

The Grandparent Effect

Has it really been three months since I last posted? Perhaps in your time, but not in mine. Grief stretches the long hours into endless days that swing like a pendulum between occasional work productivity, to hours of Internet obsession about Anne-Christine’s...
They Walked A Mile in Her Shoes

They Walked A Mile in Her Shoes

photo by STUART VILLANUEVA/The Daily News by Valerie Wells The Galveston Daily News was on hand for Thursday’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event on Seawall Blvd. in Galveston to bring attention to domestic violence.  Anne-Christine’s mother,...
Dia de los Graveside Selfies

Dia de los Graveside Selfies

Julian took a selfie at Anne-Christine’s grave yesterday. The etching on her monument is just to the right of the image while the sun actually creates a halo effect behind his head. It’s visually very stunning, but I can’t share it here for sadly...
Mother Nature’s Sense of Irony

Mother Nature’s Sense of Irony

Hello, Cindy. June 2015: In Canyon Lake with Julian and can’t return immediately to Houston after Shaun P. Hardy almost succeeds in killing Anne-Christine. Tropical storm Bill is expected to make landfall between Houston and San Antonio. In the meantime, ACJ...