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The Unwelcome Presence of Epilepsy

The Unwelcome Presence of Epilepsy

I started to hear a repetitive banging noise coming from the living room, and I yelled out, “Stop the banging!” When it did not stop, I marched out to the living room. “I said to stop the banging! What are you doing?!” I yelled again, […]

5 Questions for a Parent of a Child with a Rare Seizure Disorder

5 Questions for a Parent of a Child with a Rare Seizure Disorder

Sometimes Life in the Different Lane pushes you further than you ever thought you could go. I’m honored to interview my friend Elizabeth Aquino, author of the memoir Hope for a Sea Change and A Moon, Worn As If It Had Been a Shell, her […]

The Few. The Proud. The Ineligible.

The Few. The Proud. The Ineligible.

Dear US Marine Corps Recruiter, First off, I wanted to express how much my family and I support and appreciate those who put themselves in harm’s way and sacrifice time with their families while serving in the military. We have a special Veteran’s Day tradition […]

Things That Go Thud in the Night

Things That Go Thud in the Night

They happen at night. Sometimes it’s a resounding thud, the unmistakable sound of a body hitting the floor. Other times, a series of repetitive thumps, as rigid limbs strike the wall or pieces of furniture. My blood runs cold. I never understood that figure of […]