In February 2008, my brother died of ALS. During his four-year-long struggle with the disease, he anonymously published a no-holds-barred blog on Blogger, to which I contributed as “Ratty”. Under that protective pseudonym, I published a much smaller companion blog called Rat in the Walls, which allowed me to voice things about his illness that I couldn’t voice otherwise. Today, I pulled down the wall and changed my Blogger profile to use my real name instead of the pseudonym.
I’m owning the ugly as well as the love.