May Flowers: Baby Murphy #7

May Flowers: Baby Murphy #7

The hardest day in our family’s life was May 26, 2020, when we lost our Margaret Clare. At the height of the pandemic, the world already in the midst of terrible upheaval, we went to the hospital expecting a normal delivery as we’d had 5 times before. From the hopeful...

Review: Oculus Quest 2

Virtual reality: the dream of a every 90s kid now finally accessible to the masses. A couple years ago, a colleague of mine — a major gamer with the RAM to prove it — introduced me to the world of VR on his Oculus Rift (the big brother of the Oculus Quest 2). So...
Life Lessons in Child Loss

Life Lessons in Child Loss

Trigger warning: child loss. Eleven months ago today, my family suffered the unspeakable tragedy of losing our 6th child, Margaret, to Down Syndrome. What we expected to be the joyous birth of — by all accounts — our healthy baby girl was in an instant turned into the...