Lessons on Loss from a Reluctant Tooth Fairy

I have had the following conversation with my seven year old son approximately ten thousand times this week: Wanna see my wiggly tooth, Dad? No, I do not. Look what I can do with it! *Presses tongue against a tooth dangling from a lone, fleshy thread and twists it...

Why Therapy Will Make a Mess of Your Life

It’s 6 months after moving into my apartment.  I look around, seeing evidence of a lived in space.  There’s a throw blanket on the chair closest to a window with glass marked by the nose prints of a curious dog.  A small pile of books, a sketchbook, and pens are...