Happy Birthday, Michaela!

Tomorrow is Michaela's birthday. I have struggled mightily with what to do with this day since she has been gone. For some years, I had a group of friends who came to my house, and we would sit in a circle and remember Michaela. But time and tides ended that practice. For years after that... Continue Reading →

Dear Michaela

Dear Michaela, I was thinking about this blog this morning, and my letters to you, and why I do it. I have gotten to the point where I bristle when people want to talk about your case. It literally sends bad feelings up my spine. No surprise, I guess. It will be thirty years this year... Continue Reading →

November 18th

November 18th, 29 years ago, an eternity and yet a brief moment, marks the last happy, innocent day I spent with you, Michaela. What did we do that day? How could my memory of the day after be so sharp, but that last happy day be washed away? It was the last day of school... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Michaela

Today is Christmas, and although I am enjoying the holiday with family, there are many people who are not here, who I miss greatly. My son, Alex, lives a few hours away with his family, including his three little girls. I talked to them on the phone a little while ago, but it would be... Continue Reading →

More about the UAE….

Well, I'm feeling a bit like shaking this up. There are many things I know and kind of keep under wraps for various reasons. My main motivation always is to protect the integrity of the investigation. I almost added "at all costs" at the end of that sentence, but I think that is perhaps part... Continue Reading →

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