A Lesson By Sunrise

It had been one of THOSE mornings. Where everybody overslept, nobody could find clean socks, and a full bowl of milk and cereal crashed to the kitchen floor, shattering into a million pieces. Where the kids moved too slowly. Where I yelled too much. Getting three kids off to three different schools every morning was […]

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Glimpses

See this kid? The one with the long, silky blond hair and full cheeks? He’s 15 now. The hair is dark and cropped short. The cheeks are angular, with stubble much of the time, as he mostly ignores my reminders to shave. The smiling blue eyes are the same, though the smiles aren’t gifted to […]

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Awkward Encounters

I swear, if I ever write the story of my life, I think I’ll call it “AWKWARD SOCIAL SITUATIONS AND ME: A MEMOIR”. I’m at the grocery store today, and I run into an acquaintance I haven’t seen in a while. We stop and chat for a few minutes. We say the obligatory “we should […]

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A Moment I Will Never Forget

Recently, my son and I had the opportunity to hear two World War II veterans speak at his high school. Little did I know I would end up witnessing one of the most heartwarming moments I’ve ever seen in my life. The first gentleman to speak, Thomas Berg, was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the […]

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