Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cardboard Time Capsules

DURING ONE EXCAVATION OF the many boxes of stuff that once cluttered this house, Andy, 4, delightedly pulled out the retainer I wore after getting my braces off in eighth grade. He marveled at the single, curved wire fixed to … Continue reading

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Road Trip for the Soul

ANDY FELL IN A heap on the linoleum grocery store floor and sobbed, “I’m not fast enough. I’m not fast enough, Mama.” My four-year-old boy’s word order grabbed me by the throat. Instead of saying, “You’re too fast, Mama,” he … Continue reading

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