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Bowed But Not Broken

When one of my children was about two, he would take a bite of a pretzel or plunge a tiny straw through the silver sliver sealing a juice box’s top. Instantly, his face would dissolve from anticipation into abject disappointment. … Continue reading

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Roots and Wings

“Roots and wings.” It was shorthand for the process of growing up and heading out into the world in Maira Kalman’s “Max Makes a Million,” and a nod to the notion that parents provide for their children a foundation to … Continue reading

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The Black River of Loss

  Sorrow is irrevocably paired with kindness.  Perspective can be pain’s companion.  Fear of what lies ahead may be mirrored by hope.  What’s lost has been perennially entwined with what may be found. Loss can be as much about transformation and … Continue reading

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Love Lessons: A Marriage Manifesto

” . . . [T]here are three people in a marriage, there’s the woman, there’s the man, and there’s what I call the third person, the most important, the person who is composed of the man and woman together.” –Jose Saramago, … Continue reading

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