Posts for son

Matt sheds a skin

Toddlers to Teens August 24, 2020

He was fifteen and fearful.  At primary school it had been okay to be brainy and bookish, but as puberty…

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Taking Flight August 24, 2020

I have been learning the differencebetween sorrow and despair,discussing subtleties with my dog.She’ll be beside me today,Mother’s Day, for a fourth…

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On Being Excluded

In Mother Words Blog May 15, 2020

When I was a senior in high school, all the cool girls (which at the time felt like the entire…

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Dolly Parton, Signs, and the College Tour

In Mother Words Blog April 24, 2020

As I listened to a guitar solo from the hypnotic opening measures of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” the podcast narrator unfurled…

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