Thanks to underwriting from University of Minnesota Press, the third in our series of Values & Vision discussions will feature “Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything,” by Jen Crow (Broadleaf Books), to be held online August 25, 7pm.
Invitation to readers: If you were alive in 1955, share what different direction you might have taken with your life had the opportunity been there — or what you did do that was considered nontraditional. Send to [email protected]
My father was just a child when he had to make the difficult decision to leave his dying mother in the jungle of Laos because she was too sick and weak to continue to run from communist forces. Learning my grandmother’s last words for the first time brought me grief and wisdom.