Posts for daughters


General/Column August 19, 2019

When I was youngI bemoaned ever having long nailsand I bit them and chewed themand picked them through the stressof…

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Book of Lasts

General/Column June 17, 2019

In my girls’ baby books, I dutifully filled in all of the exact dates I could remember for their “firsts”—…

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The Skein of Stars Shirt

General/Column February 18, 2019

I put it in a picture frame, which seems odd. Most people don’t put an article of clothing behind a…

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General/Column October 15, 2018

We crouched beneath the second-grade desks during earthquake drills. Remember when the thing to do was hunker under all that…

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