Category Archives: Family

A Mother’s Day Mystery

On Mothers Day I revealed to my mom that the man who raised her wasn’t her biological father. Here’s the story. Continue reading

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POEM: reenlisting

reenlisting for Owen I didn’t go home after the war, instead — rucksack slung over my shoulder ashamed of who I’d become & of who I’d left behind — I wandered for years winding a course through scrubland surviving on … Continue reading

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POEM: remembering their names

remembering their names it used to seem so important all the names what they thought a heart, a thumb, a smile now I see them in the store like ghosts, like shadows mostly they don’t notice me which is good … Continue reading

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POEM: invasive species

invasive species we planted it at the foot of some low hills near a made-up border between two states soon we moved it across that line took it north, then west, then back east again we tried to give it … Continue reading

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POEM: la familie nous choisir

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Why Kids Should Study Music

Tonight I went to my fourth-grader’s instrumental music orientation meeting. It was very professionally run and contained everything we needed to know to get started. And it was only as long as it needed to be, which was great. One … Continue reading

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