“My Father’s Train Ride,” The Atlantic. My grandparents decide to dispatch my deaf father at age five to a special school 850 miles from home for 10 years – taking a toll on him and everyone around him.
“Look, Dad, No Hands: Coming To Grips With Letting Go,” Washington Post: A walk on the beach with my young daughter teaches me to confront the unavoidable -- that someday I would have to let her seek her independence.
“Breakfast With Saint Peter,” The Wall Street Journal: A doff of the cap to the friend who, despite prostate cancer and a heart attack, found the strength to help me look for work after I lost my long-held job.
“In Harm’s Way,” New York Times. The man with the gun in his hand came running across the street toward us, forcing me to prove the extent of my loyalty toward my wife – and exactly how much I would sacrifice for her.