THE SUBWAY MAN

The subway car, like always, was jammed during the Monday evening rush hour. John Hagar stood close to the door, hanging on to the railing with one hand and holding his briefcase in the other. The train moved forward with a jerk and instantly people pulled out their phones, paperback books and anything else they … Continue reading THE SUBWAY MAN

FADING AWAY

Jim Haley pushed the doorbell for the third time and guessed correctly that his sister was not wearing her hearing aids. He waited for a couple of seconds and then rapped forcefully on the door. After a few more moments he finally heard noise from inside. Slowly the door was unlocked and opened slightly. Jim … Continue reading FADING AWAY

A LESSON LEARNED

There was no one in town that loved their job more than Chet Sanderson. Being a city employee was a badge of honor he was extremely proud of. It was, by all accounts, a position that almost no one thought he would ever achieve. Born in 1964 with a developmental disability, very few people believed … Continue reading A LESSON LEARNED

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

For seven human beings and their families, Friday, August 29, 2014, would be a long hot summer day unlike any other.   Daniel McConnell was a 53-year-old financial advisor, married for 28 years with two sons and a daughter. In 1998 he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. His kidneys had begun to fail 36 … Continue reading A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

BEST FRIENDS

Ross and Carlton had known each other for more than 25 years. Both were in their mid-sixties now, with Carlton being the oldest by 18 months. Their enduring friendship was the single most important thing in their lives. They enjoyed working together, and they spent all their free time with each other. Their relationship was … Continue reading BEST FRIENDS