Category Archives: Children

The Growing Season

The doctor held out my test results, two 3×3 inch black and white Rorschach blobs. “You won’t be having any of your own children.” She tilted her head a bit to the side in what I took to be her … Continue reading

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That’s Life

Why do parents who were young during WWII seem to have lived more impassioned lives when seen through the eyes of their children? What romance they must have lived! What clarity and purpose they had! Wars were fought and won, … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Thanks to all who visited! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,900 views in 2012. If every … Continue reading

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Christmas! In Bulk!

My mother has six daughters so certain things were always bought in bulk. Most people immediately think of toilet paper and Tampax. Yes, but no. I am referring to presents. Gifts. Specifically, Christmas gifts. My mother bought gifts in bulk … Continue reading

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Dad, Creator of that weird, electronic cult we called home

My Dad was always searching for the next big thing to occupy his spare time. You have to admire a guy who didn’t let eight kids get in the way of having fun or fulfilling life dreams.  When a new … Continue reading

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With the Trust of a Child

With the Trust of a Child The young girl, maybe two or three, looked out the second story window into the sharp morning sunlight.  Her brother waited below on the grass.  He looked up at her, squinting. “Come on.  Jump.  … Continue reading

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Treat Your Children Well

When are we going to stop treating children like little adults?  Not only do we dress them like miniature adults, we use adult rules for their behavior, as if they can understand our logic.  Now we are handcuffing children because we … Continue reading

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