Posts for boys

For Moms of Boys with Long Hair

General/Column November 20, 2017

His hair. He’s twenty-two now, but I think about his hair, how it blew gently upwards in the wind, how…

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The Secret Garden

General/Column October 27, 2017

Weeds circle the rim of the large pot. Inside, protected by their circle, rests a bed of leaves, pine needles…

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Raising Cain

General/Column December 19, 2016

I have boys, two under ten, fierce in their love and loathing. Awake at sun-up, out they roar: the elder’s…

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What Boys Do

General/Column September 21, 2015

My son turns eight. Five friends sleep over. The evening is a long streak of sleek bodies and noise, trains…

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