Entries by Chris Tuttle

Friday, November 19 – Hope is a dangerous thing

Do you remember the 1994 movie, “The Shawshank Redemption”?  Tim Robbin’s character is a banker convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison in Shawshank State Penitentiary.  It is a story of justice and friendship and struggle in brutal and dehumanizing conditions. In the scene below Andy Dufresne (Robbins) comes back to lunch with his […]

Friday, November 12 – It’s not the only thing

Today started with a bang, or a thud, or, more accurately, a splat. 🙃 Heath called Carrie’s phone a few minutes before 6am today (Friday).  His ostomy bag had filled and exploded all over him and the bed.  What a mess.  We jumped into gear trying to move him and clean him and the bed […]

Saturday, November 6 – A Win We’ll Remember

So, Saturday morning this happened: Those of you who know Wilson know it’s a big day when you’re walking in somewhere and he says, “Dad, I’m really excited about this.”  Shoutout to the saints at Chapel Hill Peds, the Durham office, for a smooth process.  It is a gift to get the final human member […]

Monday, October 11 – Ending a week at home

It was early last Wednesday morning, around 7am.  Wilson and I were coming around the corner approaching his elementary school.  Wilson exclaimed, “Look how beautiful the sky is!”  It was a majestic mixture of orange and pink.  And all I could think was, “This beautiful morning is the day I’m going to cut my son’s hair.” […]