Remembering Those We Love

It was 17 years ago this past Memorial Day weekend that my beloved grandma died, but I think about her every day. She’s in my mind while I’m getting dressed, when I play solitaire on my phone and every time I see the clock (she loved times like 11:11 and 2:22). My grandma was famous…

Remembering a Friend

Recently I woke to discover on Facebook that my friend and mentor Joel Connable had died suddenly at the age of 39 after suffering a diabetic seizure. I hadn’t seen Joel in years — since we’d both lived in Los Angeles, but we kept in touch online. Joel had just recently gotten married and moved…