Monthly Archives: March 2019

Letting go of third son is hardest yet

My first child was born shortly after I turned 28. Having learned nothing about babies in my own upbringing, I approached my new role like a college course I refused to fail. Between the deficit of attention in my childhood … Continue reading

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Poetry is the best gift during a final visit

Dear Mary Oliver, I didn’t follow my own rule and now it’s too late. I took your poems to Arizona a few weeks before my grandma turned 90. I knew it was the last time I would see her. Diabetes … Continue reading

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