Column: For all the mothers, on this Mother’s Day

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

My mom’s in a nursing home now, and no matter how hard I try to kick it, I can’t help but feel like the bad son.

When we pick her up on Sunday for a Mother’s Day lunch, I’ll feel the weight of guilt. Don’t tell me otherwise. In the culture that raised me, having your mom in a nursing home just isn’t done. Yes, I know it’s not rational. She’s 90 and she needs expert care.