Category Archives: So highschool

The Sweet Decay of Autumn

Walking outside to mail a letter, I stopped to breathe in the fall air. In one breath memories of childhood autumns in Michigan came rushing back into me, settling into my brain for the day. Images, scents and sounds were … Continue reading

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Escape into Freedom

We were witnessing a coming of age moment that second, on the afternoon of an oily July day, on the street where we grew up, in a small Michigan town.  At that moment, a young boy saw his freedom and seized … Continue reading

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On being nonathletic

My mom, who made all the child-rearing decisions for her eight children, didn’t think it was important for any of us to play organized sports.  It was the sixties.  Most people were not overweight, Title 9 did not exist, and parents did not yet judge each … Continue reading

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