Daily Archives: August 11, 2016


I Hate Family Secrets

I was ten years old when I found out my sister existed. I was forty before I knew her name. For the most part, mom raised me by herself.  She was a good woman, very practical. She worked hard, put my needs first and didn’t shelter me about how the world really worked. Education was a priority. I got the “Twice as hard for half as much” speech every few months. She encouraged me to follow whatever career I wanted. […]