Posts for leaving

Now I Let You Go

General/Column February 24, 2020

As if the umbilical chordis snipped again and again—weeping in an echoing stairwell at Logan Airport after he disappearsinto the shadows of the…

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The Decommissioning

General/Column October 17, 2016

I make my daughter strip herself from her walls—the track ribbons, keepsakes, photographs with mugging friends, posters, flower crowns. I…

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General/Column August 15, 2016

We’re racing away from the finish line in a reverse marathon. He’s nervous about college and the world that happens…

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Her Empty Nest

General/Column February 12, 2016

It’s late in her evening, dinner is set on the kitchen table and pink geraniums stew in the crystal vase…

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