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The Fantasy

I am having a coffee in a corner cafe in DC while my teenagers sleep in. I notice a father gently sweep his toddler into his arms and kiss the top of her head, then replace her little feet onto … Continue reading

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Browsing through a morning of posts on Facebook, I see a picture of a youth soccer team captioned as the season’s final game won. I look closer at the sweet faces of nine-year old boys and think how innocent they … Continue reading

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Ripples

I am at my neighborhood picnic on the river. I watch passing boats and observe the silky ribbons of wake they leave become wider and longer and more expansive as they reach and effortlessly lap the river bank , which … Continue reading

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The Children

Another blank screen stares defiantly back at me, and my heart sinks at writing the words clambering to exit, as though maybe to keep them will somehow maintain some sense of order in our lives. To write them leaves me … Continue reading

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