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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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  • It’s a funny thing, this business of living through periods of chaos. A long term illness ends. A person dies. You’re insanely busy getting a funeral together and somehow after […]

    Endings, beginnings & my first Blogher

    It’s a funny thing, this business of living through periods of chaos. A long term illness ends. A person dies. You’re insanely busy getting a funeral together and somehow after […]

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  • I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

    Andyman

    I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

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  • Growing up, I remember the phone ringing at the butt crack of dawn on every one of my birthdays. Once, as a teenager, I grouched a little at my mother […]

    40

    Growing up, I remember the phone ringing at the butt crack of dawn on every one of my birthdays. Once, as a teenager, I grouched a little at my mother […]

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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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  • Dear Declan, You are five today. That is a little bit of a relief because I can’t remember the last time you met someone new who would have guessed that […]

    A note to my boy, who is five today

    Dear Declan, You are five today. That is a little bit of a relief because I can’t remember the last time you met someone new who would have guessed that […]

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  • Ten-ish years ago, one of my best childhood friends and her husband split up. Being engaged, rounding 30 and kidless, I can’t say I at all understood how difficult her […]

    This rubber band

    Ten-ish years ago, one of my best childhood friends and her husband split up. Being engaged, rounding 30 and kidless, I can’t say I at all understood how difficult her […]

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  • My blogging has been lighter than usual because a couple of weeks ago, I saw my doctor and she told me that my right shoulder is so much lower than […]

    Tyger, tyger, burning bright

    My blogging has been lighter than usual because a couple of weeks ago, I saw my doctor and she told me that my right shoulder is so much lower than […]

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  • I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

    New

    I wish I could say that I came into this year, this decade, with rosy optimism and a warm blanket. I tried. I did yoga. I took a hot shower […]

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  • This is me in all of my three-weeks-from-17, just-graduated glory, standing next to my brother on a commuter ferry that took us from central New Jersey to South Street Seaport, […]

    WTC

    This is me in all of my three-weeks-from-17, just-graduated glory, standing next to my brother on a commuter ferry that took us from central New Jersey to South Street Seaport, […]

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