Easter Bunny: One of parents’ 3 great lies

Besides the religious implications of Easter, this particular Sunday is also dedicated to one the “three great lies” that parents tell their children. That lie, of course, is claiming that an “Easter Bunny” lays eggs.  A rabbit laying egg? Oh, please. The remaining two of these “three great lies” are the existence of Santa Claus […]

A valuable, but bittersweet, Christmas

Amy, my brother and I spent an important Christmas with my mother at her assisted-living facility today — a bittersweet celebration tinged with the reality of her increasingly declining health. It is both heartwarming and enjoyable to see her eyes light up when she opens a gift for herself but also heartbreaking when you realize […]