Category: Family

The Time Before Memory

For a child, the first years are often thought of as the time before memory. Very few people have specifics that they can recall from much before three years old. As parents this sometimes makes us think that these first few years will be erased. This is a relief when we think that our mistakes […]

My Best Bowling Game Ever

The one or two times that I bowl a year, my goal is to break a hundred points. For those not familiar with bowling, this is a totally unremarkable score. I often don’t attain even this modest feat. But for one game, one shining moment, I scored radically higher than I ever had before (or […]

Dog Shocking

Last year, in a fit of a parental stupidity, we got our children a puppy. We had a dog already, but our five-year-old had never had the experience of a puppy and he was at a time in his life where we thought it would be good for him. There is a resounding principal that […]

Some numbers are hard to say.

“How many children do you have?” It’s a simple question. For most people it has a simple answer. For those that have lost a child (through death or, like us, an adoption that was reversed by an appeals court, after having our daughter for years in foster care), the question is full of emotion. If […]

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