In Memory of Memories Yet to Be

“It’s a poor sort of memory that works only backwards,” said the Queen to Alice. Lewis Carroll’s quote seems prescient to those of us who have loved and lost someone to Alzheimer’s disease. How can we carry memories forward? Wait a minute! I just looked up “prescient” because I’m not sure it means what I think. Turns out that prescient…

The Only Two Filipino Bercaws in the History of the World

 My beatific father is being transferred to hospice care in Naples, Florida today. I have no words for the impending loss of the only other Filipino Bercaw in the history of the world, so I’ll tell you the story of how he turned me into a mermaid. My  father’s eyes are fixated on the dozens…