Monthly Archives: July 2013

Good Horse Sense

BECAUSE THE MAN WHO TRIMS our pony’s hooves is openly gay and also apparently uninterested in fatherhood, getting parenting insights from him should surprise me. But it doesn’t. People who learn how to be safe and happy around large animals … Continue reading

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Ripple Effects

IN THE MINUTES BEFORE 8 A.M., we teenagers on the pool deck clutched towels at our necks as if they were mink stoles and waited for Paula Schonhoff to say the word. Only a literal lightning strike could save us … Continue reading

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Call Me Grandma

WHEN I SQUATTED DOWN AT 7:15 a.m. to talk to Robert, a boy going into first grade who waits with my son Carl at the summer school bus stop, he looked at my 46-year-old face and said, “You look like … Continue reading

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