Monthly Archives: December 2012

Long Live Santa

When my daughter, Mia, was three, we lived in a house without a chimney. “How’s Santa going to get in?” she asked. “Through the door,” I said. “Are we going to leave the door unlocked?” “Ummm, I don’t know.” “I … Continue reading

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Sharing the Grief

I can’t wrap my mind around the horror, the anguish of Friday’s events, but I also realize that what I feel is helpless. For many tragedies, we can somehow mobilize. And we, as loving humans, are often good at mobilizing. … Continue reading

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Thank God for Mr. POTL, Our Family’s Own Mr. Roger’s

I’ve been putting off having The Conversation since Friday. Here I’d been thinking that it’d be so hard to the kids someday about sex or drugs, Internet predators or alcohol. Those topics now seem like banter in comparison to Friday’s … Continue reading

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Today.

I could not wait to pick up my son from preschool. I was so happy that I was able to pick him up today. Who would’ve thought I ever would’ve had to be grateful for that simple pleasure? I could … Continue reading

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