Lessons Learned from Losing My Child in a Crowd

It happened yesterday. The moment we all fear as parents. The sense of absolute terror to look around and find... your child is missing. It was a gorgeous day in Honolulu. We headed to Kapiolani Park for the Lei Day celebration ("May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii" the saying goes") - hula dancing and live ...

Ode to Middle Age

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I wrote this poem for my birthday. Hope you enjoy.   Ode to Middle Age   I don’t feel 44.   I don’t look it, I think.   I mean yes, Certainly The crows feet creep out from the corners of my eyes Lines arch across my brow Cracked skin spans my chest Veins rise on my hands-- Bearing witness to my years on this planet.   But I am not somber cynical or resigned   As ...