I don’t have the words…

“language is a broken kettle on which we bang out tunes for bears to dance, while all the while we long to move the stars to pity.” – Flaubert Today is my sister Kathleen’s birthday.  She would have been 30 years old except that she died January 25th and I still don’t know what to say […]

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So often people talk about how somebody looks like another person. Perhaps it’s a celebrity, or a younger/older version of a person or even that they look like a parent or grandparent. Sometimes I see these similarities and other times I think the person I’m talking with has a peculiar way of looking at people…. […]

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Fear & Noise

My youngest daughter, Mila, is scared by loud noises. Today we stopped at a water park in Ohio. We are making our way from Illinois to Connecticut to visit her birth parents and thought staying a night at a water park would be the perfect reprieve. In our room, the girls were happily putting their […]

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Box Scores and Metaphysics

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday and Sunday mornings as a kid was to open up the newspaper, flip to the sports section and check out the previous night’s box scores.  I would analyze the data, look at the league leaders in statistical categories, examine the standings and try to figure out […]

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Raising Kids My Own Way

I wish I had a dollar for every time a friend of mine intimated or straight out said they dislike how religious types blindly and uncritically believe things just because they always have.   I wish I had time to sit and talk with each of them and talk about how much I dislike that very […]

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