Monthly Archives: December 2012

Resolutions

I have refreshing news. My version of this blog post is going to be different than the other dozen or so you’ll probably read in the next week. You’ll see. Here’s what I’d like to see from me in 2013: … Continue reading

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Combating winter depression

One month ago, I was bursting with optimism. I couldn’t wait for my daughter to open her Christmas presents I couldn’t wait for my mom and dad to see what I got them for Christmas I had time off from … Continue reading

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Cover me

She comes into my life and out as a song I often recall. Her affection is mindless and unintended, but potent nonetheless. Her charm does not aim at my eyes or my ears, my attention or my heart. It just … Continue reading

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When all you have is faith

I cannot protect my child all of the time. I already knew that, but it reached a new level after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday. Twenty children my daughter’s age died. Several of the educators who died were … Continue reading

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Why I don’t write about politics

I get asked this from time to time: “Why don’t you write about politics like you used to?” See (and you really can see for yourself), back a few years ago, when I was in college, I reached a level … Continue reading

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The fabric of our lives

“I want to try this one.” Her tiny hands touched the green playground slide, gripping the raised edges as the rest of her body climbed aboard. She wanted to experience the twisty slide – the more dangerous of the playground’s … Continue reading

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Speaking with white elephants

“Hills Like White Elephants” is a pretty awesome short story. In the length of a magazine article, Ernest Hemingway touches several issues common to human relationships: communication, perseverance and abortion. It’s rather incredible he did so effectively. Most of us … Continue reading

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