learning Archive

  • Once, 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 […]

    He can do it himself

    Once, 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 […]

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  • On 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 […]

    Kindergarten

    On 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 […]

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  • We 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, […]

    Baby’s first punch in the head

    We 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, […]

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  • My 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. […]

    The possibilities of a painting

    My 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. […]

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  • Mountains 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 […]

    Declan, hearts, preschool

    Mountains 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 […]

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