Lollipop

In the last three or four months, Jacob has actually started coloring. I mean, he’s always used markers to draw on paper and the surface surrounding that which is intended to be colored, but this is different.  This is real, quiet, sitting still, absorbed in concentration, coloring.  The kind of…

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Pinteresting

When I was younger I had a lot of binders.  Most people who know me can attest to this.  And what was in those binders? Pictures I had ripped out of magazines and catalogs of things I liked: interesting travel articles, pretty bathrooms, a cute haircut.  I still remember a…

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Downsizing

When I was in college I had this little plastic ID holder the size of a credit card attached to a key ring.  It held my license, my Visa, a couple of bucks, my house key, and my car key.  I’d put it safely in the back of my jeans…

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Water Babies

We’ve been a family of loyal swim students for the past 15 weeks, and in that time, we’ve had our ups and downs… our victories and our infinitesimal, I mean incremental improvements. I’m happy to report that last Saturday JJ graduated from an o-fish-al Seahorse to an o-fish-al Jellyfish.  Woot-woot.…

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Job Interview

He waits nervously in the lobby as employees stream through the front door of the modern steel office building.  His new dress shoes feel stiff as he tries to fold his Wall Street Journal back into a neat square but only partially succeeds… iPads are so much better. A young…

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