Posts for childhood

Into Darkness

General/Column January 23, 2017

Just seconds old, a baby noses his way to his mother’s breast the same way a butterfly knows how to…

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Swing

General/Column September 19, 2016

The midday sun spilled gold between the womb of the boughs, and under this hulking oak tree, my son punctuated the…

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Sleeping Through the Night

General/Column March 11, 2016

At eight weeks, I pulled you from evening breast, translucent trickle lingering near your soft-petal mouth, head lolling at my…

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First Thanksgiving Without Them

In Mother Words Blog February 29, 2016

I am riding Amtrak from Fresno to San Francisco, towards my brother’s home and family, grateful to be wanted and…

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