Category Archives: Parenting

I Couldn’t See

Our youngest child turns 18 today.  Gulp. My mothering days are numbered. Can I just say how much I have loved being an everyday mom?  I cannot believe that the time I have left to fill that role can now … Continue reading

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The Essence of a Dad

DAD The old green Coleman lantern Hums outside Our Ranger Chalet with its Steeply pitched roof And mint-green canvas walls, Out here somewhere In the woods of the West.   A steady, contained flame flickers Within its gossamer netting, Lighting … Continue reading

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Balance Is a wobbly business. Any gymnast can tell you that. Teetering offset by tottering, A sway and a stagger, There is  tension within symmetry.   Equilibrium is not the absence of motion, But a delicate dance That recognizes and … Continue reading

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