Category Archives: family

POW! ZAM!

Our dog’s name is Batman. This makes me smile. And as we are a culture enamored with our pets, I’m asked my dog’s name often. We’re popular on the walking trails. In my experience, introducing a big, black shaggy mutt … Continue reading

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In light of a great white

We had a recent incident at our home. One might go so far as to call it a debacle. What my husband called it at the time is not suitable for print, but suffice it to say the story will … Continue reading

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Protected: The Third Sunday in June

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Seeing God

As children, our ideas of God and heaven are delicate but supple buds. Our roots are thirsty and malleable, our immature leaves striated with whimsy and wish. One of my sons is looking forward to the afterlife as an existence … Continue reading

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Saving face

I have no idea what I’ll look like after the age of, about, forty-seven.  Not only do the women in my family not subscribe to the idea of “growing old gracefully”, they don’t believe in growing old at all. That … Continue reading

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Two much trouble?

My childless friends tend to coo when I speak of my 2 year old.  I can practically hear their eyes growing misty over the phone lines and can sometimes detect a soft lullaby in their exhale. My favorite question is … Continue reading

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