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  • My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

    I guess I picked the wrong night to fall asleep at nine

    My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

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  • I wish I felt comfortable writing my way through this time. I’d like to tell you about the fact that my son and I have been living at my mother’s […]

    This inverted life

    I wish I felt comfortable writing my way through this time. I’d like to tell you about the fact that my son and I have been living at my mother’s […]

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  • Declan is upstairs, singing along to an extended disco remix of Donna Summer’s “I Will Live for Love” that someone has set to a video parade of stellar objects on […]

    Goulash

    Declan is upstairs, singing along to an extended disco remix of Donna Summer’s “I Will Live for Love” that someone has set to a video parade of stellar objects on […]

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  • I’ve been helping my mother clear out her office this month, where the shelves are bursting with materials about art education and family history. It is no small project. This […]

    The six-year-old anesthesiologist

    I’ve been helping my mother clear out her office this month, where the shelves are bursting with materials about art education and family history. It is no small project. This […]

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  • I never had my own pair of roller skates with hand-made pink baby pom-pons draped over the laces. I don’t remember wanting them. The scuffed gray rentals with faded red […]

    I Wanna Rock With You: The Michael Jackson memory filter

    I never had my own pair of roller skates with hand-made pink baby pom-pons draped over the laces. I don’t remember wanting them. The scuffed gray rentals with faded red […]

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  • Here’s a public radio story about my brother’s farm, featuring my lovely sister-in-law, her mother and my beautiful and whip-smart niece, Madeline: click. Subscribe in a reader Copyright Tracy Zollinger […]

    Life on the farm

    Here’s a public radio story about my brother’s farm, featuring my lovely sister-in-law, her mother and my beautiful and whip-smart niece, Madeline: click. Subscribe in a reader Copyright Tracy Zollinger […]

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  • We made our way to Charlotte this weekend, where on Friday we ate a meal, took Dec to Urgent care because he had the painful Nursemaid’s elbow (he’s never had […]

    The road South

    We made our way to Charlotte this weekend, where on Friday we ate a meal, took Dec to Urgent care because he had the painful Nursemaid’s elbow (he’s never had […]

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  • He was the father of five children, husband to my grandmother for 61 years, a highly regarded surgeon, a farm boy, an inventor, a World War II veteran and the […]

    Powdaddy

    He was the father of five children, husband to my grandmother for 61 years, a highly regarded surgeon, a farm boy, an inventor, a World War II veteran and the […]

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  • Continued from this post. I’ve subscribed to a variety of developmental newsletters ever since the week I found out I was going to be a mother. During my pregnancy, I […]

    The specter of cousin Eugene, part two

    Continued from this post. I’ve subscribed to a variety of developmental newsletters ever since the week I found out I was going to be a mother. During my pregnancy, I […]

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  • This quote came up on the e-discussion group for my local Buddhist temple today: “In every relationship, between you and the other person there are actually six people involved: 1. […]

    The relationship funhouse effect

    This quote came up on the e-discussion group for my local Buddhist temple today: “In every relationship, between you and the other person there are actually six people involved: 1. […]

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