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Growing Into the Quiet

General/Column December 7, 2015

I held a blue whale with long teeth in my hands, sticking my fingers into its open mouth, dramatically. And…

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General/Column November 16, 2015

“Mom, Colombia is filled with drugs and violence,” my thirteen-year old son says matter-of-fact, out of the blue. We are…

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Soldier Son

General/Column November 11, 2015

Up before dawn, the house alive as our younger sons dance around him. In pantomimed battle, the thunder of their…

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General/Column October 26, 2015

I stood at the bathroom sink with a red plastic cup full of water pressed up against my right ear….

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