For a week of summer in the 6th grade I got to stay at a camp that boasted a flotilla of canoes, one heck of a swimming obstacle course, horses for riding, white water rafting during the day, chapel in the evenings… and leeches. You should ask my cousin about those. They went for her [...]
I told myself certain diagnoses were likely, prepped for the news down to the last expectant seconds as my husband and I took our seats in the psychologist’s office. But the words, out loud and official, slammed the Thing into reality, gave it legs. Before the sonic boom of the diagnosis, our Thing hadn’t existed. Only possibilities.
Dan Walsh’s The Reunion is the story of unsung hero Aaron Miller, who arrived home from Vietnam to begin a new battle with the ghosts of war. His marriage and children became casualties as Aaron sunk deeper into self-medicating his wounds. The Reunion begins many years after Aaron has lost everything yet managed to clean up [...]