Way Too Personal Essays
Sometimes the only way I can handle my brother’s overdose death is to not handle it. Grief is funny that way.
I had never taught sober before. I’d always either taken Valium or had a few drinks, so I was googling articles about how the new modern smart mom drinks while pregnant. I found these articles convincing, and I was definitely headed down the road of telling myself I’d just have one glass this one day.
Emotional work does have an end. If it doesn't, why bother?
Our hero gives his level best, then fails. Then tries again.