Linda Henry

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But I didn't order the Poo-Poo Platter

November 24, 2011

The latest child-support hearing was scheduled for an awkward time: 8:30 on a weekday morning. I could leave the house by 7:00 and be downtown in 20 minutes, with ample parking opportunities, or I could depart at 7:30 and turn it into battle of wits, me versus all the other commuters. In short, I could either arrive downtown an hour early, or risk getting stuck in traffic and suffering a stress-induced meltdown just in time to appear in court. I decided to go early. Thereís a hotel (more…)

Thanksgiving, forgiving, giving up

November 10, 2011

Ever since November gave me its worst, Iíve been trying, sportingly, to give it my best. Itís been a struggle. November brings us Thanksgiving, after all, so for the ungrateful, it can be an unforgiving time. How can it not be, especially for those who have lost something important? I think a (more…)

Selected Works

Essays
My daughter likes depressing books. ďSomeone dies in the first chapter,Ē Grace says gleefully of a novel she canít put down. Maybe this inclination comes naturally, growing up with the ghost of a sister she never knew.†
In which my brilliant son prevails against middle-school bullies. Adapted from "A Voice Not My Own"