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Zacks Lake

I hit an animal driving away from Mom’s nursing home on Christmas Eve. It was dark on the back country roads, and the little one came out of nowhere, white and fast. The thunk she made on the front of my Forester was like all the animal thunks–nauseating, heart-wrenching, far too loud for her tiny […]

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

4: Number of months since I lost my job, my primary source of income, and my insurance. 337: Dollars left in my checking account. 3: Nights I spent in the hospital with a severe asthma incident right before losing my job. 12: Unpaid medical bills sitting on my counter. 93: Puffs left on my inhaler. […]