the aftershocks

January 12, 2010. Haiti. March 11, 2011.   Japan. June 27, 2011.  Tennessee.   Two of the three are catastrophic acts of nature.  The third on the list was a disaster that seemed anything but natural.   A day like any other day.  A mama shuffling to the door of the baby’s room, padding feet toward

nice to meet you …

  owls perched in the corner of his room, watching. it had been decorated with browns and creams, with quilts hand-sewn, with pillows placed just so.  it waited for him. but he … he of the eyes piercing blue, of the Buzza family nose, of the sleeping arms outstretched in touchdown pose — he stayed