death

Parenting

Conversations I Don’t Want to Have with My Kids

I still remember the first time I learnt the world was a brutal place, and that human beings can be unspeakably cruel to each other. I was sitting at my teacher’s feet as she read a picture book about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Until then, the only thing I knew about Easter was that […]

Pets

Swimming Upside Down

I walked past the kids’ goldfish bowl a couple weeks ago and saw our pet fish, Goldie, floating belly up. As we all know, floating belly up is “I’m dead” in the international language of fish. But the odd thing was, Goldie appeared alive. I tapped the glass and she flipped over to swim away.