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Posted on April 13, 2011 | No CommentsOnce, when he was two or three, he asked me in earnest, “can I drive?” Now he watches my right knee as we travel through town. “Why does it move...
Posted on August 24, 2010 | 3 CommentsOn Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they...
Posted on July 13, 2009 | 3 CommentsWe spent some time on the playground today after camp – a common ritual for us. Declan spent much of the time playing spirited games with a group of kids,...
Posted on March 3, 2009 | 2 CommentsMy brother and I grew up looking at this painting. I remember laying on the shag carpet in the family room when I was a kid, staring up at it....
Posted on February 26, 2008 | 6 CommentsMountains of pink Play-Doh and heart-shaped cookie cutters filled an entire table in the classroom. It was Valentine’s Day. Eyes bright, Declan went straight to the mound, tore off a...