Family

The Mourning After

Dear Mother-In-Law

After my son's dental surgery, his girlfriend and I fussed over him, quietly competing for who loves him most. Mother-in-law clashes are customary, but for the first time I walked…

Where Is The Love

A terrible tragedy is happening. After seven school shootings this year alone, we’re getting desensitized. We weep, offer obligatory thoughts and prayers, but the mind-numbing shock is gone. A defense…

Family Ties

First child eats dirt. Parent calls doctor. Second child eats dirt. Parent cleans out mouth. Third child eats dirt. Parent wonders if she really needs to feed him lunch. Me:…
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