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Saturday Siblings ~ Water Balloon Warriors

It started small on Sam’s 14th birthday and grew into a battle that not only included balloons, they busted out the squirt guns. We hauled everything down to a the park at the end of our street so they’d have room to spread out.



What they didn’t learn

The 2013-14 school year is officially over without a single tear shed by anyone. I used to cry on the last day of school, but didn’t this year. The closest I came was the night before Sam’s last day of 8th grade, when I was suddenly seized by a vision of him on his second […]

Facing the Bracing

Like most children of the 70s and 80s, my siblings and I had a subscription to Highlights for Children. It’s quite possible my mom still gets it because unsubscribing from Highlights would be like punching Mr. Rogers. It’s untouchable wholesomeness is unparalleled. Even the most hardened criminal in the state pen knows it’s better to […]