My First Thanksgiving with Family in 5 Years

As I sit in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, waiting to board my flight to Austin, Texas, I can’t find words to describe what I am feeling. What I’m feeling is a combination of eagerness, joy and grief. Eagerness to see my family, joy as I think about holding and playing with my nieces, and grief …

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Her Name was Heroin

I grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. My mom was an Attorney and my dad was an Architect. Life was pretty good for the most part. I took care of my younger sister and got good grades in school, life was pretty good. Everything appeared normal on the outside but my dad was doing …

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