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Closing Out an Autumn's Day & Inviting in Old Man Winter

At the "Christmas in the Park" event in Old Poway Park last Saturday, a warm breeze blew the wind through the trees, serenading the carolers with its own rhythm and melody as they sang to us the common jingles of holiday cheer. A Papa said…

I Neglected My Garden - Life Post-Miscarriage, Loss #2

I stopped tending to my garden in July. We've kept a 10'x10' garden plot at our local community garden, since it opened two years ago. After working with the soil and the plants for a good, 18 months or so, our garden finally experienced…

What I Gained from My Second First-Term Pregnancy Loss, by Cara H. Cadwallader

A peculiar thing has been happening lately. People, either in person or via private message, have been reaching out to hug me and to say, "I'm so sorry [for your loss]." It's true that when I am confronted with images of other people's…